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Robert B. Sanet, O.D., F.C.O.V.D

  • Ph:(619) 464-7713 Fax (619) 464-7668
  • San Diego Center for Vision Care
  • 7898 Broadway,  Lemon Grove, CA 91945                              

Licence:

  • State of California License # OPT 5763 TP

Education

  • 1970 -  BA Biology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
  • 1972 -  BS Southern California College of Optometry
  • 1974 -  O.D.  Southern California College of Optometry, Cum Laude

Appointments/Positions:

  • 1974 – 1975 :  Vision Training Residency, Optometric Center of New York
  • 1975 – Present:  Private Practice.  San Diego Center for Vision Care, Lemon Grove, CA
  • 1998 – 2005:  Staff Optometrist – San Diego Rehabilitation Institute at Alvarado Hospital
  • 1995 – 2000:  Staff Optometrist – Osteopathic Center for Children
  • 1983 – 1996:  Vision Therapy Consultant and Trainer:
  • 1984 & 1988:  Men’s Gold Medal Olympic Volleyball Team
  • 1992:  USA Men’s Bronze Medal and Women’s Bronze Medal Olympic  Volleyball Teams
  • 1993-96: Mediolanum Gonzaga Professional Volleyball Team, Milan, Italy
  • 1992 – 2002:  Adjunct Associate Professor, Southern California College of Optometry
  • 1993 – Present :  Visiting Professor: Centro Optometria Internacional – Madrid, Spain
  • 1994 – 1998:  Senior Advisor: Centre d’Alt Rendiment – Barcelona, Spain
  • 1998 – 2005:  Clinical Director – International Events, Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program
  • 2000 – 2007:  Clinical Director, Insight Vision Center, San Diego CA

Honors:

  • 1972 -  Mayor’s Award, City of Los Angeles
  • 1973 -  Student Society Award
  • 1973 -  Beta Sigma Kappa, National Optometric Honor Society
  • 1974 -  SCCO Vision Training Award
  • 1977 -  Speaker Award, California Optometric Association
  • 1978 -  Speaker Award, California Optometric Association
  • 1979 -  Speaker Award, California Optometric Association
  • 1979 -  California Young Optometrist of the Year
  • 1986 -  Ralph Barstow Award for Excellence in Professional Optometric Practice
  • 1989 -  San Diego County Optometrist of the Year
  • 1990 -  President’s Award, College of Optometrists in Vision Development
  • 1995 -  COVD, Certificate of Appreciation for Contributions to Visual Science
  • 1996 -  COVD, Certificate of Appreciation for Contributions to Visual Science
  • 1998 -  OEPF-KISS Award for Staff Development and Support
  • 1999 -  Named as Distinguished Practitioner – National Academies of Practice
  • 1999 -  G. N. Getman Award, College of Optometrists in Vision Development
  • 2001 -  International Optometrist of the Year – COMF- Behavioral Optometric Assoc. of Mexico
  • 2002 -  Giuseppe Rico Award- ALBO- Italian Optometric Association
  • 2008 -  International Optometrist of the Year- SIODEC- Behavioral Optometric Assoc. of Spain
  • 2012 -  Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association Founding Fathers Award

Memberships and Positions Held:

  • Member
    • 1974 – Present: San Diego County Optometric Association
    • 1974 – Present: California Optometric Association
    • 1974 – Present: American Optometric Association
    • 1974 – Present: European Society of Optometrists
    • 1978 – Present: Optometric Extension Program
    • 2000 – Present: Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association
  • 1978 – Present: Fellow, College of Optometrists in Vision Development
  • 1978 – Present: Fellow, International College of Applied Nutrition
  • 1979 – 1982: Western Regional Director, College of Optometrists in Vision Development
  • 1979 – 1981: Vice-President, San Diego County Optometric Society
  • 1979 – Present: Staff Lecturer, Optometric Extension Program
  • 1977 – 1980: Vice-President, San Diego Chapter, Association for Children with Learning Disabilities 1985 – 1987: President, College of Optometrists in Vision Development
  • 1986 – 1988: American Optometric Association Long-Range Planning Committee
  • 1988 – 1989: American Optometric Association Communications Division
  • 1986 – 1988: San Diego Visually Impaired Infants Advisory Board
  • 1988 – 1989: Board of Directors, American Optometric Foundation
  • 1988 – 1992: San Diego Parent Magazine Advisory Board
  • 1990 – 1991: President, Achievement Through Vision
  • 1994 – 2004: Board of Directors, Achievement Through Vision
  • 1993 – 1998: Board of Directors, Osteopathic Center for Children
  • 1992 – 1999: Vision Training Advisory Board – SCCO
  • 1996 – 1997: Vision Consultant to San Diego City Schools, San Diego Unified School District 1997 – 1998: Vision Consultant to North County Coastal Consortium for Special Education 1998 – 2000:Chair, American Optometric Association Sports Vision Section

Presentations:

National Lectures:

  • Eastern States Optometric Congress
  • Heart of America Optometric Congress
  • Northwest Congress of Optometry
  • Mountain States Congress of Optometry
  • San Jose Vision Training Seminar
  • Southern California Vision Training Forum
  • California Optometric Association Annual Meeting
  • College of Optometrists in Vision Development Annual Meeting
  • Skeffington Invitational Symposium
  • Southern California Vision Therapists Meeting
  • California Association of Speech and Hearing Convention
  • American Academy for Human Development
  • Tri-Service Naval Medical Optometric Seminar
  • American Optometric Association Annual Meeting
  • American Optometric Student Association Annual Meeting
  • Indiana Optometric Association
  • Texas Optometric Association
  • Bowling Green Vision Training Conference
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Southwest Vision Training Conference
  • San Diego Behavioral Vision Seminar
  • San Diego Academy of Psychologists
  • San Diego Association of Head Trauma Nurses
  • California-Hawaii Elks Major Project

International Lectures:

(Number in parentheses denotes the number of different seminars presented in a specific city)

  • Australia:
    • Adelaide (1)
    • Brisbane (1)
    • Melbourne (1)
    • Perth (1)
    • Sydney (4)
  • Belgium:
    • Brussels (2)
  • Brazil
    • Florianopolis (3)
    • Brazilia (1)
  • Canada:
    • Banff (1)
    • Calgary (2)
    • Winnipeg (1)
  • Denmark:
    • Copenhagen (2)
  • England:
    • London (2)
    • Cheltenham (3)
  • Italy:
    • Bologna (7)
    • Casale Monferrato (3)
    • Cassano Magno (4)
    • Genoa (3)
    • Lecce (6)
    • Milan (3)
    • Piacenza (1)
    • Rome (12)
    • Vinci (4)
    • Brescia (5)
    • Verona (10)
  • Japan:
    • Nagoya (2)
    • Tokyo (2)
  • New Zealand:
    • Auckland (2)
  • Portugal:
    • Lisbon (2)
  • South Africa:
    • Capetown (1)
    • Durban (1)
    • Johannesburg (2)
    • Sun City (1)
  • Spain:
    • Madrid (28)
    • Barcelona (22)
    • Seville (1)
  • Brazil
    • Florianopolis (3)
    • Brazilia (1)

Schools and Colleges of Optometry Guest Lectures:

  • Illinois College of Optometry
  • Northeastern University College of Optometry
  • University of Missouri at St. Louis College of Optometry
  • University of California at Berkeley College of Optometry
  • Southern College of Optometry
  • Southern California College of Optometry
  • Pacific University College of Optometry
  • New England College of Optometry
  • Indiana University College of Optometry
  • State University of New York State College of Optometry
  • University of Waterloo College of Optometry

Optometric Extension Graduate Clinical Seminars:

California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, Washington D.C.,

Teacher In-Service Workshops:

Christian Unified School District, Chula Vista, Grossmont College, Grossmont Union High School District, Jamul, Lakeside, La Mesa-Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, Mesa College, Poway, Ramona, San Diego City Schools, San Diego State University, Santee

Articles Published:

  • 1975 – American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics – Success in Amblyopia Therapy as a Function of Age
  • 1977 – California Optometrist – Amblyopia:  Diagnosis and Treatment Modalities
  • 2009 – Chapter on Spatial Vision, co-authored with Leonard Press, OD Vision Rehabilitation: multidisciplinary care of the patient following brain injury In Print
  • American School Nurse Journal
    • Vision and Hearing
    • School Vision Hearing
    • Diagnosis of Reading Problems
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse – Etiology Treatment and Prevention – Lawson and Lawson:  Chapter:  Vision Problems, Juvenile Delinquency and Drug Abuse
  • Journal of Optometric Vision Development Book Review:  Optometric Management of Visually Related Learning Problems:  Rouse and Scheiman
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