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Research on Vision Therapy

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There are now many excellent compilations on the subject. Let’s start with a recent review, published in the highly regarded Cochrane Database Reviews on the National Center for Biotechnology Information's Website.The citation is Scheiman M, Gwiazda J, Li T. Non-surgical interventions for convergence insufficiency. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2011 Mar 16;(3):CD006768.

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Office-based vision therapy is far superior to any other form of intervention

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We made the point in our section on The Science of Vision Therapy that convergence insufficiency, or CI, is a condition for which research has proven that office-based vision therapy is far superior to any other form of intervention. Two important points to keep in mind about this gold standard study, the citation for which is as follows:

Scheiman M, Cotter S, Mitchell GL, Kulp M, et al (CITT Study Group). Randomized clinical trial of treatments for symptomatic convergence insufficiency in children. Arch Ophthalmol 2008;126:1336-49.

This demonstrates several very significant points about research on optometric vision therapy:

Here is a link to COVD’s Research Update on Visually Based Reading Disability

Dr. Amy Pruszenksi has several excellent research links to Acquired Brain Injury and to Learning Disabilities on the Visual Victory Training's Website.

A nice summary of recent research compiled by Dr. Dominick Maino at Illinois College of Optometry, including PubMed citations can be found on Bright Eyes Family Vision's Website

For a general discussion elaborating on issues related to vision therapy research, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) page.

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