Posted by: Janet Hughes | October 23, 2009

Janet attends COVD in Denver

Bob Williams, executive director, Optometric Extension Program (OEP), Janet Hughes, and Dr. Paul Harris

Bob Williams, executive director of the Optometric Extension Program (OEP) and Dr. Paul Harris (MD) at COVD convention

Attending the 39th annual convention of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) proved a great experience for Vision First from October 14-17, 2009.

Held at the Marriott Denver Tech Center in Denver, Colorado, each day was filled with exciting exhibits, meetings, and workshops about the latest in behavioral vision care.

I was thrilled to make a great number of influential contacts at this convention who will help in my efforts to protect our children’s vision.

COVD is a national organization that provides board certification for eye doctors and vision therapists in vision therapy, visual rehabilitation, and behavioral vision care.

For more information on COVD, please visit their website here.

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COVD President Dr. Brad Habermehl, Dr. Dan Fortenbacher, Dr. Carol Scott, and Dr. Phil Bugaiski
COVD Presidents-Current, past and future?

View more fun photos on the Vision First website here!

    Thanks to everyone at COVD for all you do for children’s vision!

Shown to the left:  COVD President-Elect Dr. Brad Habermehl, Past-President Dr. Dan Fortenbacher, Immediate Past-President Dr. Carol Scott, and Dr. Phil Bugaiski.

You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins. —Jim Stovall

Thank you for your support of Vision First Foundation.

Fun at the banquet

Fun at the banquet

Dr. Brad Habermehl (MI), Janet, and Dr. John Abbondanza (MA)

COVD President Dr. Brad Habermehl (MI) and Dr. John Abbondanza (MA)

Janet tries VT

Janet tests eye/hand coordination

Janet applauds new Fellow Dr. Shelley Kim of Mt. Prospect, Illinois

Applauding new COVD Fellow Dr. Shelley Kim of Illinois

Janet dines with Yogi Bear

Dining with Yogi Bear

Janet meets Dr. W.C. Maples of Tennessee

Celebrating with COVD Past-President (1996-98) Dr. W.C. Maples of Tennessee

Dr. Jarrod Davies (UT), Dr. David Damari (TN), Janet, and Dr. Robin Price (UT)

Webmasters Dr. Jarrod Davies (UT), Dr. David Damari (TN) and Dr. Robin Price (UT)

Paul Magaudda from California

Paul Magaudda from California

Janet meets author/advocate Sue Barry

Meeting author Sue Barry

Dr. Stephanie Johnson-Brown (Chicago, IL) receives two awards for vision therapy success story nephew and star football player Larry Fitzgerald

Dr. Stephanie Johnson-Brown (Chicago, IL) receives two awards for nephew and star football player Larry Fitzgerald

Janet meets Dr. Brian Berliner from New York

Dr. Brian Berliner from New York

Janet meets Dr. Kara Heying from Iowa

Dr. Kara Heying from Iowa

Janet with award winner Dr. Dominick Maino of Chicago, Illinois

Congratulations to award winner Dr. Dominick Maino of Chicago, Illinois!

Janet meets Dr. Carl Hillier from California

Dr. Carl Hillier from California

Vision therapist Ruth from Michigan

Vision therapist Ruth from Michigan

COVD Past-President (04-05) Dr. Lynn Hellerstein (CO)

COVD Past-President (2004-05) Dr. Lynn Hellerstein (CO)

Janet visits with Uncle Jack and Kathy of Colorado

My Uncle Jack and Kathy of Colorado

My special friend Elaine from Colorado

My special friend Elaine (CO)

Dr. Dave Grisham from California

Dr. Dave Grisham from California

Margie, Janet, and Ali

New friends Margie (CA) and Ali (CO)

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Dr. Daniel Gottlieb (GA)

Missing the mountains

Missing the mountains



View more fun photos on the Vision First website here!


Copyright (c) 2009 Janet Hughes. All rights reserved.

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Responses

  1. Special thanks to the Vision First board of directors for all their support: Dr. Floyd Mizener, Nora Waliczek, Dr. Geoffrey Goodfellow, Dr. Don Brown, Dr. Sam Forzley, Pat Fox, Pat McCollom, Dr. Len Messner, Jackie Multack, Dr. Tom Poswilko, and Dr. Leo Prentice.

    I also want to thank Dr. Irving Bennett, Vision First honorary director, who’s always willing to offer his wisdom and encouragement towards our cause.

    Did I have some fun while away from the kids and chores? In spite of “high-altitude sickness,” I managed to have a great time in Colorado.

    I look forward to the many new friendships made at the convention!

  2. i am so proud of you and on behalf of all children who are and in the future will be challenged with the lack of the god granted gift of binocular vision which is enjoyed by 95% of the population and just plain taken for granted, i thank you because you CARE ABOUT THEM and are doing a great job towards making it POSSIBLE for them to (like Sue R Barry) experience the joys of perceiving this beautiful America that we are priviledged to live in (IN THIRD DIMENSIOn.
    do grant me the pleasure and opportunity to work with you as we take pride in protecting children’ vision together and makeing a difference in their lives.

    most sincerely

    rachael
    i can be reached by phone by calling 239 642 6657 and i am looking forward to hearing from you ASAP. thank you so much and have a great enjoyable day an future as you “protect” the eyes and vision of our future generation of leaders who will create a world filled with love peace and joy.

  3. Janet,

    SO SORRY I COULDN’T BE IN DENVER!

    You may know that I just had a baby boy, Javier on Oct 8! Pictures: http://bit.ly/1MFiuw

    I know it was going to be fabulous meeting and it broke my heart not to be there, because so many wonderful people attend and such exciting ideas are formed.

    -Nate

    Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD

  4. Dear Janet:

    Glad to hear you had a great time in Colorado and that you made some very good contacts.

    Hopefully this convention will help your Vision First Foundation and further your cause.

    Keep up the great work!

  5. You packed your bag and made a difference. Bravo.

  6. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20427331.100

  7. Good for you Janet. With that award winning smile, who could ever turn you down for anything you propose!!! Seriously, though, I am so proud of you and all your hard work.

  8. Thanks for the update , lovely pictures , you are a great person and I am glad you looking out for the children . !!

  9. […] Janet attends COVD in Denver October 23, 2009 Attending the College of Optometrists in Vision Development convention was exciting and helpful.  Met many great people in the eye care field.  See fun photos here… […]


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