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Locate a Doctor Tool
Fellows and Associates are featured on this exclusive directory of vision therapy providers, visited by over 3000 potential patients per month!


 

Discount Pricing on Continuing Education
Check our Event Calendar to see upcoming exclusive education events that feature special pricing just for members, including the Annual Meeting!

 

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Discount Pricing on Certification
Members receive special rates on certification fees; take the next step in your career!

 
 

eVisions Member Newsletter
Our member news is now delivered by email for the latest and most exciting info from COVD in a concise and targeted format! Be sure to whitelist (mark as safe) all emails from info@covd.org to ensure you're receiving this benefit. 

 
 

Practice Opportunities -- now partnered with Covalent Careers 
View employment opportunities for ODs and vision therapists, as well as practices available for purchase!

 
 

Practice Management Resources
Whether you're starting a vision therapy practice cold, adding VT to an existing practice, or just looking for ways to improve, our unique library of resources has everything you need.

  • Manual: How to Build a Successful Vision Therapy Practice 
  • Insurance and Coding
  • ICD-10 Fact Sheets
  • Starting a Study Group
  • Literature for Patients
  • Externship Manual
  •  Printable Quality of Life Survey
 
 

Research Grant Eligibility
Each year from March through May, COVD accepts applications  for Research Grants to support occulomotor, binocular vision, visual information processing, learning-related vision problems, and vision therapy research. These Grants are available to members only.

 
 

Quarterly FREE Lecture Series from DigiVision Media
Each quarter, DigiVision will be releasing a recorded lecture from a past Annual Meeting as a no-cost benefit to our members! Missed the Meeting? Experience the lecture everyone is talking about! Also a great way to revisit a favorite topic or as an in-office staff training tool.

 
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Board of Directors Resource Library
The COVD Board of Directors has created a special library of resources just for Associate and Fellow Members! Enjoy these exclusive perspectives and tips, brought together just for you.

 
 

Student and Resident Benefits
As part of the next generation of developmental optometrists, we recognize how critical you are to COVD's future. Membership is FREE for all years of optometry school and residency!

 
  Vision Therapist Corner
Learn more about certification, meet the COVT Mentors, learn about the heritage of vision therapists in COVD, and more!
 
        

Membership Programs
Our collaboration with our Affinity Partners has made possible several opportunities to benefit both your practice and COVD as a whole.


Good-Lite has developed the COVD Pediatric Kit, the proceeds of which benefit our Tour de Optometry student outreach program, research grants, and Travel Grants to the Annual Meeting! 


Vision West offers optometry supplies from over 300 vendors at discount rates and gives back 1% of COVD member purchases to support our programs and services.


Wind River Financial makes credit card processing a breeze for your practice at special member rates and generates non-dues revenue for COVD!

 

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 Learn more about available member types and pricing:

Associate
For optometrists who provide care in the area of developmental and behavioral vision care and vision therapy. These members are featured on our Locate a Doctor tool so patients in their area can find them more easily. New Associate members must have completed at least 10 hours of relevant CE in the last year.

  • 1st Year of Practice
    • $40 US / $13 Int'l
  • 2nd Year
    • $106.25 US / $34.50 Int'l
  • 3rd Year
    • $212.50 US / $69 Int'l
  • 4th Year
    • $318.75 US / $103.50 Int'l
  • 5th Year +
    • $425 US / $138 Int'l

 Affiliate
For all individuals, including optometrists not in clinical practice, who are interested in the advancement of the functional and developmental aspects of vision. This membership is also a good choice for those optometrists who are new to vision therapy, looking to learn more about it before adding it to their practice, or coming back to it after years away from the field.

  • $108 US / $35 Int'l

Vision Therapist
Any vision therapist who is employed by an optometrist can join as this type of member.

  • $44 US / $14 Int'l

Student/Resident

  • FREE membership open to all currently-enrolled, full-time optometric students and residents!