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The general topic of the SILMO Academy 2016 symposium: Reading

The Silmo academy conferences

(Translation French / English)

Session 1 - Saturday September 24th 2016 - 10am - 1pm

READING AND READING PROCESSES

1. Symposium introduced by Pr. Yves Pouliquen, Member of the Académie Française
2. The ophthalmologist’s role by Pr. Christian Corbé, ophthalmologist
3. The neurological processes involved in reading by Pr. Olivier Martinaud, neurologist

Coffee break

4. How visual performance supports reading, the orthoptist’s point of view by Brigitte Ekpe, orthoptist
5. Reading from the optician’s perspective by Bruno Delhoste, optician
6. Measuring reading performance on digital devices by Dr Jean Luc Perrin (PhD), researcher
7. The Comédie Française (French National Theatre Company) and reading by Michel Favory, member of the Comédie Française

Session 2 - Sunday September 25th 2016 - 10am - 1pm

CHILDREN AND READING

1. Uncorrected refractive errors and their influence on educational success by Laurie A. Fitz, researcher at MUAS Munich
2. Orthoptics/speech therapy, complementary treatments for children with learning difficulties at school by Chantal Savina Pernes, orthoptist and Annick David-Millot, speech therapist.
3. Visual skills and reading: saccadic ocular movements evaluated through DEM test by Dr Alessio Fachin (PhD) and Silvio Maffioletti
4. Why are postural prisms used in the treatment of dyslexia? by N. Quercia, ophtalmologist
5. How are postural prisms used in the treatment of dyslexia? by N. Midol-Monnet, optician 

Coffee break

ADULTS AND READING

1. Reading, visual problems and working life by Caroline Kovarski, (PhD) lecturer
2. Asthenopia and fixation disparity; their impact on near vision / reading by Olga Prenat, optician
3. How to identify the correction cylinder for near vision by Pr. Mo Jalie, lecturer
4. Corneal lenses and binocular vision: an aid to reading by Pr. Langis Michaud, lecturer

Session 3 - Monday September 26th 2016 - 10am - 1pm

OLDER PEOPLE AND READING

1. When reading vision deteriorates at the age of 45, what corneal lens options are available by Pr. Langis Michaud, lecturer
2. Off-axis performance of spectacle lenses in near vision by Pr. Mo Jalie, lecturer
3. Reading and visual impairments; a daily concern for orthoptists by Martine Routon, orthoptist
4. Significance of reading speed in low vision assessment and management by Prema Chande, lecturer
5. Sight impairment and the pleasure of reading by Dominique Martin, orthoptist and Charlotte Gaillard, optician
Coffee break

READING, A PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGE

1. Overcoming the challenges facing a public health project by means of optical correction treatments by Pr. Serge Resnikoff, ophthalmologist
2. The effects of tablets, screens and smartphones on reading and their role in the development of myopia by Pr. Langis Michaud, lecturer
3. The history of progressive lenses, a French success, by Jean Charles Leroux

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