Ambassadors of Vision Therapy


LJP & StephanieRobin and Jillian Benoit continue to be among the pre-eminent ambassadors for optometric vision therapy.  Their website now features Dear Jillian: Vision Therapy Changed My Life Too.  Proud to say that Christina Clemente, one of our vision therapy patients as a college student, who is now an occupational therapist, was one of the 22 patient success stories shared in the book.  Robin and Jillian gave a marvelous presentation to open the COVD meeting in Orlando on Wednesday.  Larry Fitzgerald, stellar wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, wrote the intro to the new book, and his aunt who was an early influence on him, Dr. Stephanie Johnson-Brown, is one of my favorite people.

Benoit Stage

 

As nice as it was to see Robin and Jillian take center stage to open the meeting, it was even nicer to see them pack a room  of students and residents last night in Orlando.  The students and residents in our profession are our future emissaries, and in all my years coming to COVD meetings (32 now – yikes!) I’ve never seen stronger interest.  This is no doubt due, in part, to “The Tour” as we know it conceived by Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, with key COVD representatives visiting and making presentations to each of the Colleges of Optometry.

Benoit

 

You never know which one of those students sitting in the audience, listening to Robin and Jillian Benoit, is going to be the next Dr. James Horning.  Dr. Horning was the developmental optometrist who guided Jillian through vision therapy.  After the special presentation on Wednesday, in which the Benoits publicly acknowledge Dr. Horning, James came over to me.  “Dr. Press, I don’t know if you recall, but you were one of my influences when I was a student at PCO and one of the reasons why I decided to include vision therapy in my practice”.  One never knows …

Benoit and Doc

 

 

2 thoughts on “Ambassadors of Vision Therapy

  1. Thanks for the mention Len Lynn On Oct 11, 2013 7:02 AM, “The VisionHelp Blog” wrote:

    > ** > Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD posted: “Robin and Jillian Benoit > continue to be among the pre-eminent ambassadors for optometric vision > therapy. Their website now features Dear Jillian: Vision Therapy Changed > My Life Too. Proud to say that Christina Clemente, one of our vision > therapy patient”

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