About Us

About
BVD Educational Services And Training

Our Mission
 
At BVD Educational Services and Training, our mission is to design, develop and make available, asynchronous and blended continuing education courseware for professional educators. Educators will be educated on how to identify Binocular Vision Dysfunction and how to assist students in receiving help.
 
The company (BVD Educational Services and Training) was started by an optometrist seeking to further education and add knowledge of how to recognize this condition.
 
A word from the optometrist:
I should mention that many kids do not complain.  For this reason, as an optometrist, I ask every parent if the child is having any difficulty in school.  I follow up this question with asking if the child has made any specific adaptations to indicate some type of visual dysfunction.  Some of these questions include: “do you notice your child getting close to the paper, do they move their head while they read, do they need to follow-along with their finger to read, do they complain of headaches, or avoid doing any near work.”  I will even ask the kids what they are seeing or why they ‘don’t like to read.’  You’ll be amazed at what things can be revealed when you ask the right questions.
 
 
 
 
 
Introduction to BVD
 
What Binocular Dysfunction is
What the causes of BVD are
How common BVD is
What dyslexia and ADD have to do with BVD
Types of BVD that effect students
How BVD effects students
How BVD effects the classroom
 
 
 
Symptoms of BVD
 
Slow readers
Inability to read
Slow note takers
Dizziness
Disinterest in school
Disruptive behaviors
Loss of place/ skipping words/ re-reading
 
 
 
Actions
 
The student can get an exam with an optometrist that is knowledgeable in BVD and can correctly diagnose BVD
The student can get glasses with prism and/or bifocal for immediate help
The student can undergo visual therapy with an occupational therapist to correct BVD
Teachers will be trained on how to encourage students and their parents to get students that are exhibiting symptoms of BVD help to correct the issues
 


Understanding Needs
Awareness
Actions
  • What Binocular Dysfunction is
  • What the causes of BVD are
  • How common BVD is
  • What dyslexia and ADD have to do with BVD
  • Types of BVD that effect students
  • How BVD effects students
  • How BVD effects the classroom
Some of Noticable Signs of BVD
  • Slow readers
  • Inability to read
  • Slow note takers
  • Dizziness
  • Disinterest in school
  • Disruptive behaviors
  • Loss of place/ skipping words/ re-reading
  • The student can get an exam with an optometrist that is knowledgeable in BVD and can correctly diagnose BVD
  • The student can get glasses with prism and/or bifocal for immediate help
  • The student can undergo visual therapy with an occupational therapist to correct BVD
  • Teachers will be trained on how to encourage students and their parents to get students that are exhibiting symptoms of BVD help to correct the issues