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Dr. Bill Telephone Education Series

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The Dr. Bill Telephone Series is an educational program focusing on pediatric eye conditions for parents, teachers and other professionals working with young children with visual impairments.  The information presented should not be considered a medical consultation but information that willl help us understand pediatric eye conditions better.
Dr. Bill Takeshita, Chief of Optometric Services and Coordinator of Children’s Programs for the Center for the Partially Sighted, as well as Director of Low Vision Training for Braille Institute, is partnering with Braille Institute Child Development Services for this informative monthly Telephone Education Series.  Special Guests joining Dr. Bill on the call will be announced during the year.
*Calls take place on the Second Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and are free to join.
Free podcasts of past sessions are brought to you by AIRS-LA: Audio Internet Reading Service of Los Angeles. These are available on the Braille Institute website:
Past sessions include a range of topics, such as:
  • Simple Ways to Adapt Your Child's Environment to Encourage Vision Stimulation
  • Making the Most of Your Child's Eye Exam
  • Current Research and Medical Treatments for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Eye Patching:  Why, When and How?
  • The Importance of Wearing Eye Glasses
  • Overview of Cortical Vision Impairment (CVI)





Posted on May 30, 2015
Updated on: February 8, 2018