Cathy D. Stern, O.D., FCOVD, FCSO, FNORA is a behavioral optometrist with specialized training for treating learning-related vision problems, computer vision syndrome, neurological vision problems following brain injury or stroke and sports vision training.She has extensive experience working with children and adults with learning problems, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, cerebral palsy, autism and the multiply challenged.She also works with adults following traumatic brain injury and with athletes of all ages.
Dr. Stern has presented national and international workshops for physicians, optometrists, teachers, psychologists, occupational, physical and speech therapists and other professionals who work with special populations.She is a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD), the College of Syntonic Optometry (FCSO) and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (FNORA).Dr. Stern is state director of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, past vice-president of the College of Syntonic Optometry, Massachusetts key person for the AOA Sports Vision Section and a past reviewer for the Journal of Behavioral Optometry.She recently published the chapter Photophobia, Light and Color in Acquired Brain Injury in Vision Rehabilitation edited by Penelope Suter and Lisa Harvey.Dr. Stern maintains a private practice in Canton, MA limited to vision therapy and vision rehabilitation.
Financial: Dr. Cathy Stern maintains a private practice. She is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc. She is a speaker who receives an honorarium for Education Resources Inc. She is an instructor who receives compensation for the College of Syntonic Optometry. Dr. Stern was a contributing editor for Vision Rehabilitation (CRC Press), writing the chapter Photophobia, Light and Color in Acquired Brain Injury.
Non-financial: She is the Massachusetts State Director of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and receives no compensation.