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COVT&R: Cues, Clues and Cruise Control (REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!)

June 10, 2017 - June 11, 2017


COVT&R: Cues, Clues and Cruise Control
HVTC, Burlington, Ontario


Saturday   June 10th, 2017, 9:00am to 5pm

Sunday     June 11th, 2017, 9:00am to 5pm

DAY 1CLUES, CUES and CRUISE CONTROL: Three pathways involved in eye movements

 This interactive presentation will categorize brain function into the BODY and MIND. Body functions should be on “cruise control” -- automatically working without requiring attention from the mind. Mental functions are separated into “clues” which require attention, energy and thought, and “cues” which are habitual and require much less attention and energy. Both syntonic and behavioral optometric testing probes those three pathways for comfort and tolerance ranges of movement. Syntonic optometry emphasizes the BODY’s cruise control reactions, and behavioral optometric testing assesses the MIND’s responses to central and peripheral stimuli. Participants will leave understanding how to determine patients’ weak pathways as well as strengths based on case history, patient comments and test results. 

 DAY 2TRAITS, TESTS and TOOLS: Neural plasticity of visual processing

 Visual processing is complex because people are unique. However, it can be categorized into four general categories, each of which can be tested. Two categories represent survival functions of the body, and two represent executive functions of the mind. Environmental changes affect both the BODY and the MIND’s functions. Optometric testing includes shifting the incoming environment in various ways by lenses, prisms and/or filters and quantifying the results. Identical environmental changes affect people differently. A new, general framework on how to choose which tool is most effective for which patient is presented. Prescribing by use of a Z-Bell™ test will be discussed. In addition, recent research on brain function will be presented. Participants will leave with a new viewpoint of visual processing and how optometric tools affect posture, biochemistry, attention and awareness. 

CE HOURS14 hours

**NOTE: Dr. Zelinsky reserves the right to modify session topics up to 4 weeks prior to the date of the lectures.