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On this episode of the ODs on Facebook Podcast we take a deep dive into vision development. Topics discussed during this episode include:

  • How vision develops.
  • Visual function in children beyond eyesight.
  • How vision impacts and guides the cognitive development of infants and children.
  • How optometry can raise awareness about the value of pediatric vision care.
  • Practical tips to improve your pediatric exams.

Joining us on this episode is Dr. Glen T. Steele, a developmental optometrist and professor at the Southern College of Optometry Pediatric Service. A past president of both the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Dr. Steele is also past chair of the American Optometric Association InfantSEE® and Children’s Vision Committee. He has lectured extensively throughout the US and internationally in the area of vision development and care including the care of infants. He has received numerous awards for his work in the area of infant and child development and was inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame in 2019.

Dr. Steele’s Contact info:


LinkedIn: Glen Steele, OD FCOVD FAAO

Facebook: Glen T. Steele



Dr. Mahgoub and Dr. Steele have no financial interests to disclose. 

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Fayiz Mahgoub
Associate Editor, Eye Care Technology and Vision Therapy for Dr. Mahgoub enjoys sharing his thoughts on a variety of eye care topics as a contributing writer to Eyecare Business Magazine, Optometric Management Magazine, and He also serves as Chief Creative Officer for Defocus Media where he hosts the eye care technology podcast, VisionTECH with Fayiz Mahgoub as well as The ODs on Facebook Podcast. In 2015 Dr. Mahgoub founded the organization Young Leaders in Optometry to bring together the brightest young minds in optometry with the goal of empowering the professional growth of young optometrists and helping them make a positive impact on our profession. Today, Young Leaders in Optometry hosts educational events during optometric conferences to showcase the brightest young leaders in our field. In 2019 Dr. Mahgoub founded Augmented Vision Labs, an eyecare technology company focused on leveraging emerging technologies such as 3D printing, artificial intelligence, spatial computing and cloud computing to enhance the delivery of eyecare.

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