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Lyme Disease - Consequences Affecting Visual Processing

May 18, 2021


Please join us Tuesday, May 18 for a special presentation from William V. Padula, OD, Director of the Padula Institute of Vision Rehabilitation in Guilford, CT. Dr. Padula will be discussing the visual symptoms associated with Lyme and tick-borne diseases.

Lyme related disease can affect the visual process. Often the symptoms will persist after the disease has been treated. Webinar participants will learn the consequences of Lyme disease affecting vision and its process in the brain. Participants will gain understanding about how tick-borne disease affects:

  • Binocularity
  • Neuro-visual processing
  • Balance and posture
  • Visual skills
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Post Trauma Vision Syndrome
  • Visual Midline Shift Syndrome
  • De-Realization Syndrome

This webinar is open to the general public. The audience will be in listen-only mode but questions can be submitted via the Q&A feature in Zoom. The webinar will be recorded and made available to all registered attendees.

Registration Fee: $25

William V. Padula, OD, SFNAP, FAAO, FNORA

William V. Padula, OD is Director of the Padula Institute of Vision Rehabilitation in Guilford, CT.  He is the Founding President of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) and Senior Fellow of the National Academy of Practice   Dr. Padula is an Associate Professor at Salus University of Health Sciences College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA and is an Adjunct Professor at Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry in Los Angeles, CA. He is the Founding Chairperson of the American Optometric Association Vision Rehabilitation Section.  Dr. Padula has been a consultant to the National Academy of Sciences Committee of Vision.

Research has been conducted by Dr. Padula discovering Post Trauma Vision Syndrome (PTVS) and Visual Midline Shift Syndrome (VMSS).  Dr. Padula has also conducted research on tick (Lyme disease) borne disease and vision dysfunction. Dr. Padula also served as the National Consultant in Low Vision Services for the American Foundation for the Blind and Director of Vision Research to the Gesell Institute of Human Development.  He is on staff at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, CT and consults with many programs for head-injured persons throughout the United States.

Dr. Padula has written numerous publications including a book titled: Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation and Neuro Visual Processing: An Integrated Model of Rehabilitation.  He has also been awarded seven U.S. Patents.

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