Accreditation and Certification process for BABO
Part year membership fee now applies £75 ’til July 2013
From July 2013
|Entry Level - Member of college of optometrists is a prerequisite.
Associate Membership of BABO
|Initial point of entry – Associate Membership|
|0VT1 A and B- Introduction to Behavioural Optometry|
|OVT2 – Nuts and Bolts|
|OVT3 – Vision & Learning|
|Accredited Membership of BABO
Entry on to accreditation list for public viewing
|OVT4 – Strabismus and Amblyopia|
|4 Open Book Questions – to be passed within three years before moving to the next stage|
|4 Case Studies|
|Multiple Choice Exam|
|Award of FBABO letters||Approval by Exams Board + Education Sub-Committee|
|Award of FBABO(HD) letters||Research Methodology and Statistics course + Project prepared to publication standard|
|General Information on core courses (please see course section for confirmed dates):OVT1A - Introduction to Behavioural Optometry (2 days) – OVT1 is the first of four courses for optometrists and therapists wishing to learn about Behavoural Optometry. Members who want to become BABO accredited will need to attend OVT1A and B, OVT2 And OVT3 as a minimum. The OVT1 course has been divided into two parts to allow for practise of the skills learned.OVT1B – Further Courses in Behavioural Optometry (2 days)
OVT2 - Nuts and Bolts – Optometric Vision Therapy (3 days)
For optometrists and therapists who have attended the OVT1 courses. we have put together the foundations of further understanding of the behavioural appraoach to vision care and, at the same time, given sufficient practical clinical techniques to really develop your skills when treating patients.
OVT3 – Vision and Learning (3 days)
This course is ideally suited to any optometrist with an interest in learning difficulties and who has some experience in behavioural optometry. Prior attendance of OVT1 and 2 is essential. and attendance for all three days is mandatory. The first two days will be covering theories of learning difficulties, the impact of visual problems on learning and testing. The third day will include case discussions and further vision therapy.
OVT4 – (3 days)
This seminar will cover the practice, theory and criteria for success in treatment when treating a patient with strabismus or amblyopia. Theory will be discussed and therapy activities demonstrated on each day.
Dates and outline information will be announced as soon as possible.
The Certificate in Behavioural Optometry is open to BABO members who have completed OVT1, 2, 3 and 4 (or comparable). It is intended to be in recognition of evidence of further study and experience in the field of Behavioural Optometry. Candidates should have completed at least fifty patient cases before enrolling on the Certification Course. Candidates who successfully pass the course will become a Fellow of the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists (FBABO) and this will be noted on the list of accredited members. Maintenance of FBABO membership will be dependent upon maintaining regular CET.