You may have noticed that Dr. Nielsen has FCOVD after her name, but what do those letters stand for and what do they mean?
FCOVD stands for “Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.” The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD for short) is the national organization dedicated to vision development and vision therapy. To become a fellow of this organization means that you are a doctor well versed in vision therapy and understanding binocular vision (how the eyes work together) and the more global integration of vision into the whole body. All dedicated and experienced vision therapy doctors should be FCOVD certified because it shows they have a high level of expertise. To become a FCOVD a doctor must have a minimum of 5 years experience, attend continuing education in the area of vision therapy, submit written work, be mentored by an experienced vision therapy doctor, and finally pass an oral interview.
We are proud of Dr. Nielsen and are excited for all the knowledge she continues to bring to our office!