Vision: Its ability to derive meaning in the world for the child with autism

Slide Presentation by Dr. Carl G. Hillier at 2011 Autism College presentation



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Vision: Its ability to derive meaning in the world for the child with autism

Dr. Carl G. Hillier

Dr. Carl Hillier graduated from the University of California San Diego in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He received a Bachelor of Science degree at Pacific University in 1980 and then graduated as a Doctor of Optometry in 1982. He received his Fellowship to COVD in 1986.

Upon his graduation, he was given direct appointment as a lieutenant in the United States Navy Medical Service Corps. He was stationed at Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego, where he directed the Vision Therapy Clinic.

He is an adjunct clinical professor for students from the Southern California College of Optometry and the Illinois College of Optometry. He worked with the United States Volleyball teams for 10 years and provides sports vision training with key players on the San Diego Padres Baseball Team.

In 1992 Dr. Hillier helped found the Vision Rehabilitation Clinic at the San Diego Rehabilitation Institute at Alvarado Hospital. He has lectured at every major neuro-rehabilitation hospital in San Diego County. He lectures in Spain, England, Mexico and Canada on topics related to vision and vestibular function in children and adults. He developed the Multi-Matrix an activity that helps facilitate physiological, perceptual and cognitive development.

He has published articles in the American School Nurse Journal, The National Montessori Reporter, Journal of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Mejora De La Actuacion Deportiva. Graceta Optica and Brain Injury professionals.

He has been honored by the American Optometric Association as Sports Optometrist Of The Year in 2000, and by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development by receiving the Getman Award in 2009.