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COVD 2009 Fellowship Training by W. C. Maples, OD

COVD 2009 Fellowship Training by W. C. Maples, OD - $149.00

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Why Fellowship and Board Certification are so Important by Willis C. Maples, OD

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand COVD board certification process 
  • Be able to complete all open book questions and develop from their records three cases: A. Lens Case; B. Strabismus/Amblyopia Case; C. Learning Related Case 
  • Successfully complete the multiple choice closed book exam 
  • Successfully complete the oral interview for fellowship in Vision Development (FCOVD) and the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (FACBO).

About W.C. Maples, OD
Dr. Willis C. Maples earned his B.S. (Geography & Chemistry) in 1964 from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry (1968). Dr. Maples practiced in South Mississippi for 12 years, specializing in children’s vision and vision therapy. In 1979 Dr. Maples earned a M.S. degree in Community Health Education from the University of Southern Mississippi.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and is a Board Certified Fellow in developmental vision and vision therapy by both the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD) and the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (FACBO). Dr. Maples has been active for 40 years in the American Optometric Association and has served on numerous AOA committees at the national level. He has also been active in the Optometric Extension Program Foundation for 40 years.

Dr. Maples has served in all the offices of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and has served as Chair of the International Examination and Certification Board. He was awarded by COVD the A.M. Skeffington Award for his contributions to the behavioral literature in 2000. He was awarded the G.N. Getman Award in 2006 for excellence in developmental vision and inter-professional relations. Dr. Maples also holds the title Professor Emeritus from Northeastern State University- Oklahoma College of Optometry (NSU-OCO) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He retired from NSU-OCO in 2006. At NSU, he taught for 25 years and was chief of the vision therapy clinic for 17 of those years.

Dr. Maples is presently a Professor of Optometry at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis,Tennessee where he is a staff doctor, teaches twos seminar courses and is active in clinical research. Dr. Maples is the editor of the Journal of Behavioral Optometry, has written more than 70 articles and is actively pursuing research in the areas of visual epidemiology, refractive errors, oculomotor dysfunction, strabismus, learning disabilities and brain injury. He has lectured extensively in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Central America, South America, Asia and Europe.

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Lecture Series: College of Optometrists in Vision Development
Lecture Year: 2009
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Sku: COV-091WSS2

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