Zoom Brown Bag: Improving Vision Therapy for Binocular Dysfunction Through Performance Feedback

Zoom Brown Bag: Improving Vision Therapy for Binocular Dysfunction Through Performance Feedback

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Postdoctoral Fellow Brent Parsons

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Abstract - The prevalence of binocular dysfunction in the general population is greater than any other visual condition besides refractive error and is expected to increase in the coming years. Deficits in binocular coordination can disrupt learning, attention, and daily life. Current treatment approaches predominately require extensive clinical oversight and has been shown to be no more effective than a placebo.

In this talk, I will review two experimentally successful training paradigms for improving binocular coordination. Then argue that these paradigms target different underlying motor processes, fusion initiating and fusion sustaining vergence components, and that a novel combined protocol will be more effective at improving treatment outcomes. I'll also propose that such training can be enhanced through the use of real-time performance feedback and/or a task-relevant sensorimotor decision. Finally, I'll discuss how such a training protocol can take advantage of advances in eye tracking and display technology to be developed for both remote and widespread use.

https://www.ski.org/users/brent-parsons

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