The Authors

KRISTY M. REMICK , O.D., F.C.O.V.D.

Dr. Remick is currently a full-time Assistant Professor at Western University College of Optometry in Pomona, California. Dr. Remick is an optometrist that had been practiced Behavioral Optometry and provided Visual Therapy for patients of all ages for 25 years. Dr. Remick specialized in treatment for visually-related learning difficulties, post-traumatic vision syndrome, visually-related processing disorders, as well as visual enhancement programs for speed reading for students, and sports vision for athletes.

Dr. Remick is a frequent presenter and lecturer to Optometric Conferences, Educational conferences for educators, parents, psychologists, and educational, physical and occupational therapists. She has presented to rehabilitation centers and optometric conferences on “Vision and the Post Traumatic Brain Injured Patient” and presented “Vision and Meaningful Movement” at the National Optometric Conference in 2006.

Dr. Remick has served as a Clinical Instructor of Optometric Interns for the Southern California College of Optometry at the Vision Perception Clinic located on-site at the San Bernardino County Juvenile Hall. She has also served as a Staff Optometrist at Folsom Prison where she also saw that deficient visual processing skills were rampant and continue to go undetected in the correctional system. Dr. Remick has served as the vision specialist for the Big Springs Dyslexia School and she has served as a Regional Director for Opening Eyes Program for Special Olympics in Northern California.

Dr. Remick was presented with the Knight-Henry Memorial Award for Excellence in Visual Development Research and she has received the California Young Optometrist of the Year Award.

CAROL A. STROUD, B.S. in Education

Carol Stroud received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo in December 1960. She began her teaching career in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, in Rancho Cordova, California in 1961. She spent many years working with “At Risk” children and knows, through her work, about numerous problems caused by poor visual perception skills in children and adults.

Carol has been a national presenter for Marie Carbo’s Learning Styles Conferences and has done FAMILY READING and READING AEROBICS seminars for the California State Department of Education; Parents and School’s Partnership Conferences and the National Chapter One Conferences.

As a mentor teacher, she planned and presented many informational and training in-services for teachers and teacher’s aides for the Folsom-Cordova Unified School District.

Carol was born into a family of educators and has been on a lifetime search for “Methods that work for children.” EYES ON TRACK was one of the answers she had been seeking and is now one of her finest contributions to her career in education.

Carol is currently enjoying her retirement with her husband Joe!

VICKI BEDES, C.O.V.T., Certified Optometric Vision Therapist

Vicki began her career as a visual therapist in 1980 training with Dr. Leonard Emery, one of the pioneers in developmental vision. At the Vision Development Center in Laguna Hills, Ca., she worked intensely in orthoptics, which is the specialized use of instrumentation to affect changes in a patient’s visual system. There, she also gained experience in working with students with motor and visual-learning problems. Her special interest became the relationship between sensory-motor processing difficulties and learning.

In 1982, she started her speaking career as a presenter at the Regional California Vision Therapist Forum in San Diego. Her topics included:

Trampoline Techniques to Improve Directionality

Motor Testing for Children

She has also co-authored The Vision Therapist’s Toolkit with Tom Headline, COVT and Irene Wahlmeier, COVT.

In May, 2005, Vicki won the Lora McGraw Award for Outstanding Commitment and Contribution to Behavioral Optometry.With Dr. remick, she presents at many workshops, inservices , and conferences on “Vision and Meaningful Movement” and the importance of metronome work (timing and automaticity) in learning.

Vicki is currently working as a Visual Therapy Manager for Dr. Richard Borghi in Granite Bay, CA (the greater Sacramento area) where she is excited to work in co-treatment programs with physical, speech, and occupational therapists. She values the multi-disciplinary approach to therapy and strongly believes that, “it is time for ALL DISCIPLINES to identify and help those students with visual learning problems in the classroom.”