Friday, December 24, 2010

A New Therapy

Visual Processing Therapy? Nothing has existed for vision before. Different therapies have targeted vision, for example Vestibular Therapy,

Posit Science's InSight Program,, forms the basis of a therapy program aimed specifically at vision. I propose doing the Cawthorne-Cooksey Exercises with it-just the eye ones.

Eye Exercises
Looking up, then down. Slowly at first then quickly (20 times). Looking side to side. Slowly at first then quickly (20 times). Focus on a finger while at arms length. Move the finger one foot closer and back again (20 times).

Because InSight is the basis, benefits would be the same listed on their site:
  • Increases visual processing speed by up to 300%
  • Doubles the size of useful field of view
  • Improves reaction time, decreases unsafe driving maneuvers, and cuts risk of a car accident by 50%
  • Leads to a 38% reduction in the risk of serious decline in health-related quality of life
  • Results in more happy days, with a 30% reduction in the risk of serious decline in mood
  • Helps people maintain their independence over 5 years by improving their ability to perform basic tasks of daily living
Activities could be as simple as watching TV. The person could be working on coordination and use both eyes, or the person could be doing just the bad eye and is instructed to close the other eye or wear an eye patch.

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