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Dr. Laura Cookson

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Doctor of Optometry Developmental, Behavioural and Rehabilitative Optometrist. Dr. Cookson completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences, with honours, at the University of Guelph. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree, with honours, from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry in 2011. While in school, Dr. Cookson participated in an internship program that traveled around Jamaica, working with the Foundation for International Self Help (FISH). She performed full eye exams all over the country, in both rural and urban settings. Dr. Cookson also participated in an optometric mission trip to Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico, where the team provided free eye exams and glasses to over 1,700 residents. In her final year of optometry school, Dr. Cookson completed an internship focusing on ocular disease at the Jack C. Montgomery Veterans Affairs Hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma, as well as a pediatric/binocular vision internship in Brampton, Ontario.
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Dr. Laura Cookson

VISION THERAPY: Looking beyond 20/20

I would like to change your perception of what vision is. Many people believe that good vision stops at 20/20, or the ability to...

DO YOU HAVE AN UNDIAGNOSED VISION ISSUE? Take the Quiz

As I mentioned in my last two articles, vision is much more than 20/20. In fact, there are more than twelve visual skills that all come together to make up...

Vision Therapy: Learning Related Vision Problems

It is estimated that 80% of children’s classroom learning is visual (i.e. copying from the board, reading, spelling)

Vision Therapy: Looking Beyond 20/20

Vision is learned, we are not born with these visual skills. We develop vision through interaction with our environment.