FDM Vision Care Research and Training Institute, Inc.

Optometry has evolved from simply being Refractionists and Ophthalmic Dispensers, to becoming Clinical Optometrists administering Diagnostic Pharmaceutical Agents for better evaluation of eye diseases and vision disorders. In the 20th century, Optometry practice expanded to various specialty fields like Behavioral and Developmental Optometry, Vision Development and Vision Therapy, Neuro-Optometry, Low Vision and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, Sports’ Vision and other related areas of specialization. The demand for Health Professionals to level up clinical competencies based on the standards set by the ASEAN Qualification Reference Framework encouraged many Optometrists to pursue international specialty trainings to be at par with the global trends of clinical practice. The FDM Vision Care Research and Training Institute, Inc. is the 1 st Institute offering Optometry Residency Program in the Philippines. The Board of Trustees had created 4 Specialty Boards namely: Pediatric Optometry and Vision Development, Clinical Optometry and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, Occupational Eye Health and Safety, and Digital Optometry and Optics. Presently conducting Internship program with Colleges of Optometry, namely: Centro Escolar University, Manila Central University, Mindanao Medical Foundation Colleges, and Davao Doctors Colleges. The Institute had partnered with the Optometric Extension Program (OEP) for courses on Behavioral Vision Care and Visualization. OEP had provided courtesy trainings on
“Neuro-Optometry and Other Specialty Courses” to FDMVCI 20 Residents, Clinical Associates and Consultants. They are likewise undergoing specialty training in Behavioral Optometry, “Every Patient Every Day” and Practical Vision Therapy conducted by the Australasian College of Behavioral Optometry.
The Pandemic season due to the increasing incidence of COVID 19 cases, initiated FDMVCI to offer Tele Medicine and Tele Optometry. The New Normal in the Practice of Optometry was introduced and the ODs On Line provides Vision Care Services to many Filipino families nationwide. Doctors On Calls global network of Multidisciplinary Health Professionals, partnered with FDMVCI Optometrists to provide the needed Vision Care Services to Asian families.
Year 2020 is a Golden Year for Optometrists in the Philippines, the New Normal in the Practice has placed us in the global nitch of clinical excellence in optometry specialty practice and scientific research at par with the gold standards. 

Board of Trustees and Specialty Board

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Dr. Teresita R. Yambot

CHAIRMAN
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Dr. Marisse S. Paredes

VICE CHAIRMAN
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Dr. Bianne Abegail Tan

SECRETARY
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Dr. Susan Amor Morales

TREASURER
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Dr. Noel Paed

BOARD MEMBER

Research & Services

PEDIATRIC OPTOMETRY IN VISION DEVELOPMEN
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Dr. Noel Paed

CHAIRMAN
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Dr.  Leonor M. Almoro

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Dr. Lareen Dawn B. Tan

Member

OCCUPATIONAL EYE HEALTH AND SAFETY

SPECIALTY BOARD

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Dr. Mary Rose S. Paredes

CHAIRMAN
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Dr.  Joel L. Puertollano

Member
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Dr. Biane Abigael T. Fule

Member

NEURO-OPTOMETRIC REHABILITATION SPECIALTY BOARD

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Dr. Teresita R. Yambot

CHAIRMAN
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Dr. Biane Abigael T. Fule

Member
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Dr. Jinky L. Abuan

Member

Consultants

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Dr. Leonor Almoro

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Dr. Jinky L. Abuan

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Dr. Verena R. Colobong

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Dr. Leilani B. Constante

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Dr. Susan Amor M. Morales

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Dr. Carlina Regodon

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Dr. Elizabeth D. Solis

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Dr. Donalyn Villapando

Clinical Associates

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Dr. Kristelle C. Abrenica

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Dr. Warren Arreu

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Dr. Sandra O. Bernardo

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Dr. Carina E. Bucad

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Dr. Hevina Guy

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Dr.Pamela Ann Cotangco

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Dr. Michelle C. Galvey

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Dr. May Clemente Gungon

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Dr. Mary Ann N. Hizon

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Dr.Lorhine Jil Anne E. Requilman

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Dr. Lezette B. Sampayan

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Dr. Liza Joan G. Santos

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