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Dr. Brandon Begotka

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Dr. Begotka received his undergraduate degree from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI and graduated with honors from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. He is board certified in vision development as a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Wisconsin Optometric Association, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the Optometric Extension Program Foundation. He served for 7 years on the Wisconsin Optometric Association board of directors, was named the 2012 Young Optometrist of the Year and currently serves on the board of directors for the Vision Leads Foundation and OEPF Great Lakes Congress.  

He is a co-founder of the Wisconsin Convergence Insufficiency Project, a statewide initiative to educate primary care optometrists on the diagnosis and initial treatment of the most prevalent binocular vision disorder, Convergence Insufficiency. He has lectured on the topics of vision therapy and vision development at local, regional and national meetings and stays at the forefront of the field by attending conferences throughout the country.

Dr. Begotka and his wife, Tammie, live in Waterford with their three boys. He is an active member of his community and Living Water Lutheran Church in Wind Lake. He enjoys spending time with his family, boating, fishing, duck hunting, off-roading and playing guitar in the all-optometrist cover band 3 Degree Shed.

Curriculum Vitae

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Publications

Diagnosing Convergence Insufficiency as a Primary Care OD. Covalent Careers, Eye Care. Published May 29, 2018.

How to Bring Optometric Vision Therapy to Your Practice. Covalent Careers, Eye Care. Published April 12, 2018.

Chairside Intervention for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, The Power of Lenses, Volume One, Published 2018, Optometric Extension Program Foundation.

My Approach to Prescribing for Hyperopia, Practice Update, Eye Care, Expert Opinion, My Approach. Published June 27, 2018.

Improving Orientation with Yoked Prism. Optometry and Visual Performance 2014, Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 155-158, B. Begotka

Polypharmacy and the lack of oculo-visual complaints from those with mental illness and dual diagnosis, Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association, Volume 80, Issue 5, Pages 249-254,R. Donati, D. Maino, H. Bartell, M. Kieffer (credited for clerical work)

Presentations

Featured Speaker for I Heart VT Teleconference - April 2020
One hour virtual lecture entitled Infant Vision Development - Video case study.

Lectured at Invitational Len Symposium - November 2019
20 minute presentation entitled Using Lenses and Prisms to Facilitate Passive Attention.

Lectured to Optometric Societies in Wausau and Oshkosh as part of the Wisconsin Convergence Insufficiency Project - April, May 2019
90 minute lecture given to WOA society members entitled Chairside Treatment of CI for the Primary Care Optometrist.  

Lectured at Wisconsin Optometric Association 2019 Spring Seminar, Wisconsin Dells, WI - April 2019
Two hour presentation entitled Chairside Treatment of CI for the Primary Care Optometrist.

Lectured at the College of Optometrists in Vision Development Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO - April 2019
One hour presentation as part of main program entitled Vision Development in Infants: A Video Case Study. Two hour presentation as part of vision therapist program entitled Working with Infants and Toddlers in the VT Room.

Lectured at the Wisconsin Optometric Association 2018 Annual Meeting and Convention, Wisconsin Dells, WI - September 2018
One hour presentation entitled Improving Eye-Body and Eye-Hand Coordination as part of the Wisconsin Paraoptometric Association education program.

Lectured at the Wisconsin Optometric Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Convention, Wisconsin Dells, WI - September 2018
Two hour presentation entitled Diagnosis and Chairside Treatment of CI for the Primary Care Optometrist.

Lectured at the Wisconsin Optometric Association 2018 Spring Seminar, Madison, WI. - April 2018
Two hour presentation entitled Diagnosis and Chairside Treatment of CI for the Primary Care Optometrist.

Lectured to Optometric Societies in Oshkosh, Wausau and Milwaukee as Part of the Wisconsin Convergence Insufficiency Project - March 2018
One hour introductory lecture given to WOA members entitled Diagnosis and Chairside Treatment of CI for the Primary Care Optometrist followed by a short workshop.

Lectured at What’s New University in Green Bay, WI. - March 2018
Two one-hour presentations, Getting the Most out of Infant Exams and Chairside Recommendations for Patients with hemianopsia.

Lectured on Getting Esotropes to Respond to Lenses and Prisms at Invitational Lens Symposium, Cleveland, OH. - November 2017
20 minute presentation.

Presenter for College of Optometrists in Vision Development’s My Approach To… program at Annual Meeting. - April 2017
Presented a case entitled My Approach to Prescribing for Hyperopia.

Lectured at UW-Whitewater’s Early Childhood Conference - April 2017
2 hours on vision development and classroom interventions for early childhood educators.

Lectured at Great Lakes OEPF Congress in Northbrook, IL. - March 2017
Three hours on the topics of infant vision development, improving eye-hand and eye-body coordination and chairside treatment of TBI/ABI cases.

Lectured at EastWest Eye Conference, Cleveland, OH. - October 2016
Presented four, hour-long, COPE-approved lectures: Vision Development in Infants, Chairside Recommendations for patients with Hemianopsia, Improving Eye-Hand and Eye-Body Coordination, Getting the Most Out of Infant Examinations.

Keynote speaker at Wisconsin Lutheran College Early Childhood Education Conference, lecture on vision and Learning, Milwaukee, WI - October 2015
3 hour presentation.

Lectured at Invitational Lens Symposium, Tahlequah, OK - September 2015        20 minute presentation. 

Lectured on vision and learning to Kenosha Unified School District Occupational and Physical Therapists,Kenosha, WI. -December 2014
45 minute presentation 

Case Presentation at Invitational Lens Symposium, Tahlequah, OK. - August 2014
15 minute presentation.

Lectured at OEPF Great Lakes Congress, Northbrook, IL - March 2014
One hour lecture given to vision therapists on Vision Development in an Infant.

Lectured at EastWest Eye Conference Cleveland, OH - October 2013
Presented four, hour-long, COPE-approved lectures: Vision Development in Infants, Chairside Recommendations for Patients with Hemianopsia, Improving Eye-Hand and Eye-Body Coordination, Getting the Most Out of Infant Examinations.

Lectured at the Wisconsin Optometric , Wisconsin Dells, WI - September 2012
One hour lecture to paraoptometrics.

Lecture on Tracking and Locating in an Infant, Invitational Lens Symposium, Tahlequah, OK  - August 2012
One hour keynote speech.

Lecture on Dr. Streff’s Six Visual Skill Areas, Great Lakes OEP Congress, Northbrook, IL - March 2012
One hour on theory and practical application.

Lecture on Vision Therapy, Northeastern State University of Oklahoma College of Optometry - January 2011  
Introductory lecture given to first and second year optometry students. 

Case Presentation, Invitational Lens Symposium, Tahlequah, OK - August 2011
15 minute presentation on Van Orden Star.

 

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