The effect of vision training on binocularly normal subjects

Henry Talasan, Steven Lestrange, Tara L. Alvarez

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Abstract

It is known that ocular motor dysfunction can be treated by utilizing vision therapy or vision training. However, the question remains on whether binocularly normal persons will have any significant change to their vergence ocular motor system if they go through vision training sessions. This study intends to explore that question. A total of five (n = 5) binocularly normal persons participated in this study (21 to 26 years of age). A haploscope with an integrated infrared eye tracking system manufactured by ISCAN presents vergence stimuli to the subject is used in this study to record the subjects' eye movement data before and after an onset of vision therapy with a custom LabVIEW program. The vision therapy that is given to the subjects utilizes aspects of current therapy methods but in a virtual fashion. All processing and statistical analyses were done via MATLAB and Microsoft Excel. A trend for the eye movements toward becoming more critically damped after vision training was observed. Out of the five subjects, only Subject 1 showed a significant change in peak velocities. However, the time to peak velocity was significantly different across all subjects (p<0.03).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 40th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479937288
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2014
Event2014 40th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2014 - Boston, United States
Duration: Apr 25 2014Apr 27 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
Volume2014-December
ISSN (Print)1071-121X
ISSN (Electronic)2160-7001

Other

Other2014 40th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period4/25/144/27/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering

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