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Carl Hillier; O.D., FCOVD

Carl Hillier; O.D., FCOVD, graduated from the University of California San Diego in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree at Pacific University in 1980 and then graduated as a Doctor of Optometry in 1982.  He received his Fellowship to the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in 1986.

Prior to graduation, he helped establish mobile clinics in rural Honduras, and upon his graduation, he was given direct appointment as a lieutenant in the United States Navy Medical Service Corps.  He was stationed at Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego, where he directed the Vision Therapy Clinic.

He is an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry, Externship Preceptor for the Illinois College of Optometry, Auxiliary Faculty for Western University School of Health Sciences: and an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor with the International College of Optometry in Madrid Spain. He provided sports vision training for the United States Volleyball teams for 10 years and provided sports vision training with key players on the San Diego Padres Baseball Team.

In 1992 Dr. Hillier helped develop the Vision Rehabilitation Clinic at the San Diego Rehabilitation Institute at Alvarado Hospital. He lectures in Spain, England, Mexico and Canada on topics related to vision and vestibular function in children and adults. He developed the Multi-Matrix Brain Game, an activity that is designed for the development and rehabilitation of the physiological, perceptual and cognitive aspects of vision.

He served on the International Examination and Certification Board for COVD nine years. He has been honored by the American Optometric Association as Sports Optometrist of The Year, by the San Diego Optometric Society as Optometrist of The Year, and by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development by receiving the Getman Award, its highest award for clinical excellence.

January 2033


From Eyesight to Insight – Visual and Vestibular Assessment and Treatment – Vital Links Now

January 1, 2033

Participants will learn directly from an occupational therapist and developmental optometrist how to capture the subtleties of visual-vestibular dysfunction, thus enhancing participants’ ability to optimize treatment planning.

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