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Dr. Jack Richman Named NECO’s 2015 Behavioral Scholar-in-Residence

Dr. Richman will lead discussions, seminar, and symposium on behavioral optometry from March 25 - March 29, 2015

The New England College of Optometry is pleased to present Dr. Jack E. Richman, OD, FAAO, FCOVD as the 2015 Behavioral Scholar-in-Residence from Wednesday, March 25, 2015 through Sunday, March 29, 2015. Dr. Richman is presently a Professor Emeritus at the New England College of Optometry. He is semi-retired and practices part time in a private group practice in Falmouth, Massachusetts, specializing in assessment and treatment of visual problems related to acquired brain injuries and learning related vision problems. Dr. Richman’s interest in binocular vision disorders and eye movements has involved research, publications, and teaching in the use of eye movements used in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test, and the use of pupil measurements for detecting drug and fatigue impairment.

The Behavioral Vision Scholar Program was developed as part of the Combined Behavioral Optometry Studies Endowment Fund and Friends of the Sensorially Deprived-Pearl Rosborough Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide support for teaching, research or dissemination of knowledge in Behavioral Optometry. Through this yearly program, NECO invites a nationally known scholar in behavioral vision to expand the exposure of faculty, students and area practitioners to prominent and respected leaders in the field of pediatric and developmental vision and vision therapy.

During his visit for the 2015 Behavioral Vision Scholar Program, Dr. Richman will meet with students from the Class of 2016, 2017, and 2018; participate in a luncheon with NECO’s College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) club; and participate in a symposium and lecture.

Students, faculty, and invited guests are invited to the symposium “Driving and the Elderly” on Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 PM. Mass CE credit will be available. The panel of speakers will be:

  • Jack Richman, OD; Behavioral Scholar-In-Residence, 2015
  • Amy E. Donabedian; Occupational Therapist, Spaulding Outpatient Center
  • Richard Laudon, OD; Moderator, Coordinator of Vision Therapy Services, NEE
  • Steve May; Lieutenant , Rowley Police Department

COPE Continuing Education credit will be available for the Behavioral Optometry Scholar-in-Residence CE Program on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Dr. Richman will present on the topic “Aging and Driving – Role of Vision and Visual Information Processing in Elderly Drivers.” Download registration form for this event.