Authors
Jeffrey Cooper, O.D., M.S.

COMPUTERIZED VISION THERAPY FOR HOME AND OFFICE TREATMENT OF ACCOMMODATIVE & VERGENCE DISORDERS, & AMBLYOPIA

publication date
June 11, 2007
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Abstract/Introduction

Vision therapy or orthoptics is the standard treatment for symptomatic accommodative-vergence anomalies and amblyopia. Computerization of vision therapy has improved treatment results by: standardizing protocols; providing positive or negative reinforcement based upon responses; eliminating experimental (therapist) bias in research and/or therapy; and standardizing stimuli and methodology for diagnosis/treatment. This paper reviews the literature regarding the efficacy of the automated treatment of accommodative vergence anomalies, and amblyopia. The use of the Computer Orthopter™, its home based program, HTS™ and amblyopia programs are discussed in detail.


Conclusion/Results

RDSs presented in an operant conditioning paradigm have resulted in improved therapy for patients with accommodative and vergence dysfunctions. Numerous studies have demonstrated that computerization of VT techniques are superior to traditional methods of therapy. Computerization improves patient motivation, eliminates experimental bias, simplifies therapy goals, provides immediate reinforcement to encourage correct responding, and provides meaningful data to evaluate progress. The significant and increasing number of home computers and the policies of managed care have fostered the use of computer based VT to supplement office therapy or be a stand alone modality for home based therapy. Dr. Cooper is a developer of the Computer Orthoptor TM and HTSTM and has a financial interest in these systems.


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Testimonials


My eight year old daughter was terrified to go to the eye doctor for fear of her eyes being dilated. The doctor was SO KID friendly! He immediately made her comfortable by engaging her in conversation. It was a geat experience.


Joya B.

Dr. Garbus spent an amazing amount of time to solve my very complicated visual problems. Over the years he has continually achieved results beyond what others felt possible. He is always up to date on the latest science. He is great!


Dolores K.

Family Vision Care Valencia makes it so easy. Staff is knows what they are doing and Dr. Garbus is thorough and kept me well informed during the exam.


Kristy B.

I have been coming to Family Vision Center for almost 20 years. Dr. Garbus has been able to help my vision when other doctors could not. Now my kids see him as well. I highly recommend this office!


Autumn C.

The Doctor is very good. I felt on this visit he seemed rushed. I had questions to ask him but he was already with another patient. I still do not know if my eyes are the same , worse, or better.


Howard B.

All the staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and has been for all the years I have been going there.


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