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College of Optometrists in Vision Development

COVD is a non-profit, international membership association of eye care professionals including optometrists, optometry students, and vision therapists. Established in 1971, COVD provides board certification for optometrists and vision therapists who are prepared to offer state-of-the-art services in:

  • Behavioral and developmental vision care
  • Vision therapy
  • Visual rehabilitation

Whether you are a parent, potential patient, educator, or a healthcare professional looking for information on vision therapy, COVD is pleased to provide you with the information you need. We also serve optometrists who include vision therapy in their practices.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments.



6 thoughts on “College of Optometrists in Vision Development

  1. Greetings!

    I, Dr. Teresita R. Yambot is an educator, scholar, researcher and optometrist practicing in the Philippines. I have been engaged in vision development since 2001. I was inspired in behavioral and development optometry after I visited and trained at the Civitan International Research Center and School of Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I am the licensee of the Cooperative Education Service Agency in the Filipino translation of the New Portage Guide for the Filipino children, an early childhood education program that is used an early intervention program for children with developmental problem. I work with multidisciplinary health professionals that help children with developmental and intellectual disabilities

    Me and my associates, Dr. Elena Borromeo, Dr. Verena Colobong and Dr. Mario Flores want to apply for International Membership. Furthermore our 2 staff Maria Pia Laurence Yambot , Nurse and Cezhel Macatangay, SPED teacher as International Optometric Vision Therapists.

    I was a professor at the College of Optometry, Manila Central University since 1976 until I became a Dean (1990-1994). I then joined the Department of Health Prevention of Blindness Program Management Committee and became a researcher of DOH and University of the Philippines, on studies in eye injuries and with the Department of Education, common visual disorders
    among elementary schoolchildren.

    Presently I am a consultant of the Department of Education, Health and Nutrition Center. We train school health officers on standard eye examination procedure and know focuses on Cognitive Skills and Visual Information Processing to address Learning Problems of Filipino Students.

    We have downloaded the application form, and wish to send the payment ( Bank of America check) this monday to meeet the June 30 deadline.

    Please advise us. Is it possible to organize COVD Philippines, we plan to attend the convention in October at Las Vegas. My students in Taipei (optometry professors ) introduced your organization to me.

    WE shall appreciate your favorable response to our request for acceptance of our international membership application.

    Thank you so much.

    Dr. Teresita R. Yambot
    Eye Health and Safety Foundation, Inc.
    Civitan Asia Training and Research Institute
    Dr. Fe del Mundo Medical Center
    Rm 306, Medical Arts Bldg.
    11 Banawe, Quezon City 1113

    Note: please cc my other email address: terey2001@yahoo.com

  2. Sir/Madam,

    I am a post graduate Optometrist and conducted research on Vision Therapy. I belong from India and i am willing to sit for the COVD examination. Can you please help me with the procedures how to apply. I presently practice Vision Therapy in India and also associated with Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, New Delhi for Vision Therapy Training.

    Thanking You.



  3. Vision Therapy has changed my life. Dr Lisa Weiss is my optometrist and when I asked her vision related question she performed an eye exam like one I had never seen before. I did not have stereoscopic vision, tracking difficulties, double vision with fatigue, blind spots as well as regular age required need for bifocals and severe myopia.

    Every aspect of my vision has improved. I am able to work at my computer longer, my golf game has improved with fewer slices because my eyes don’t change dominance in the middle of my swing and putting has improved because I can find the line!

    Thank-you for making this better known

    1. Hi! How much myopia you have? I also have severe myopia and how long it takes before you see improvements? What is your myopia degree uptodate? Thank you.

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