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14.3 Vision Therapy

I got this reaction on my site from Ms. Carol L. Scott, President, College of Optometrists in Vision Development :

"Very interesting site-I can see you have put a lot of thought and research into this. In much the same way you discovered the "masking" helped you, we use both bi-nasal occluders on glasses and small amounts of base-in prism to reduce peripheral "overload" in patients. Dr. John Streff has written quite a lot about these effects, particularly in helping head injured patients. You may want to find and read some of his papers."

As for now I haven't yet put a lot of time in reviewing Dr. Streff's research but it seems to correlate with my experiences. Here is a quick overview of what the do during 'Vision Therapy':

Vision Therapy Is Not Just Eye Exercises


Vision Therapy is not to be confused with any self-directed self-help program of eye exercises which is or has been marketed to the public. In-office Vision Therapy is supervised by optometric vision care professionals and various types of treatment devices are used (and some are regulated medical devices), such as:

  • corrective lenses (regulated medical devices);
  • therapeutic lenses (regulated medical devices);
  • prism lenses (regulated medical devices);
  • optical filters;
  • eye patches or occluders
  • electronic targets with timing mechanisms;
  • computer software;
  • vestibular (balance) equipment
  • visual-motor-sensory integration training devices

The first step in any Vision Therapy program is a comprehensive vision examination. Following a thorough evaluation, a qualified vision care professional can advise the candidate as to whether Vision Therapy would be appropriate treatment. For more information visit one of their sites:

A book on this subject by Mitchell Scheiman and Bruce Wic:

Clinical Management of Binocular Vision: Heterophoric, Accommodative, and Eye Movement Disorders  (amazon link )

Wikipedia: Vision Therapy


The purpose of this site is to present questions and new ideas about the above subjects.

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