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2013-10-30 23:32:13

At the annual meeting of COVD (College of Optometrists in VIsion Development) held in Orlando, Florida in October, Katie Johnson brought a teacher’s perspective to many Developmental Optometrists gathered for five exciting days of meetings. The 500 participants worked and talked together in conversations, presentations of new research, and a large exhibit hall full of state-of-the-art machines and methods to enhance their optometric practice. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 During...

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2011-07-18 10:10:00

Information Provided through National Children's Vision & Learning Month Campaign Can Help AURORA, Ohio, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of August being National Children's Vision & Learning Month, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development takes a moment to focus on vision, learning, and dyslexia. It can be heartbreaking to see an otherwise bright child start believing he is stupid. What should a parent think when an otherwise happy and confident child...

2011-04-18 13:23:00

AURORA, Ohio, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) has posted its current issue of Optometry & Vision Development online and invites all to read the full-text articles free of charge. The journal of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Optometry & Vision Development (OVD), Volume 42 Number 1 offers articles concerning clinical research on children with visual impairment and their focusing ability; an...

2010-12-28 08:55:00

AURORA, Ohio, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest edition of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development journal, Optometry & Vision Development, features the latest in eye and vision care research that was presented at its annual meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico this fall. During this meeting, John Shelley-Tremblay, PhD, an associate professor of Psychology at the University of South Alabama, noted that positive gains in oral reading fluency were obtained when...

2010-10-28 11:05:00

AURORA, Ohio, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-nine optometrists completed the certification process and were inducted as Board Certified Fellows (FCOVD) of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and two optometrists were inducted as Board Certified Academic Fellows of COVD (FCOVD-A) at the COVD 40th Annual Meeting, October 16, 2010 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. They are: Names City/state...

2010-08-04 15:09:00

AURORA, Ohio, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of children are heading back to their classrooms without the visual skills required to succeed in school. One of the reasons for this is that most people assume if you can see the letters on the eye chart your vision is fine, yet being able to see the letters on the eye chart is just one of 17 visual skills necessary for academic success. "The myth that '20/20' means you have perfect vision started in the 1800's when the eye chart...

2010-06-28 08:29:00

AURORA, Ohio, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) has posted its current issue of Optometry & Vision Development online and invites all to read the full-text articles free of charge. Well known and respected researcher, Dr. WC Maples, in his article Frequency and Types of Pediatric Symptoms in a Clinical Population, notes that children seen in a large optometric clinic tended to express that their most serious symptoms were...

2010-03-25 13:50:00

Tips for Parents AURORA, Ohio, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you are planning on taking your kids to see Dreamworks' "How to Train Your Dragon," you need to know how to determine if they can see 3D and then prepare them for what will happen during a 3D movie if they have never seen one before. "While 'How to Train Your Dragon' promises to make James Cameron jealous with certain 3D effects, many children may miss out on all the excitement if they can't see 3D," says Dr. Brad...

2010-01-15 10:58:00

College of Optometrists in Vision Development offers advice for those having trouble with seeing in 3-D AURORA, Ohio, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Avatar now heading into its fifth week as a box office hit, many people are headed to movie theaters to see what the excitement over 3-D is all about. Unfortunately, many of them may be disappointed because they didn't know they can't see 3-D. While the concept of being "3-D ready" means that the new 3-D TVs, showcased at the...

2009-12-18 09:27:00

AURORA, Ohio, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --"The incidence of individuals with a mathematics learning disability is between 6-7% of the population." Since there are more than 300 million individuals in the United States, up to 21 million men, women, and children may be affected by this disorder. Sidney Groffman OD, MA, FCOVD, Professor Emeritus at SUNY College of Optometry, author of the article published in the December 2009 issue of Optometry & Vision Development, also says,...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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