Christmas came early for all of us here at Okanagan Vision Therapy!
After 3 long years spent planning, collecting, analyzing, writing, rewriting, referencing, hair pulling and reflecting, we are excited to finally unveil our contribution to the growing body of evidence surrounding the efficacy of our craft.
This month saw the release of our research into the efficacy of Optometric Vision Therapy on measures of oculomotor function in cases of post-concussion syndrome. Having this published in the most widely circulated Optometric journal in Canada is something our team has worked tirelessly to accomplish. Being an Optometric journal, the CJO may seem like the natural place one would look to publish such literature – however, this journal serves a very large profession, of which only 2% of readers are Vision Therapy providers. Findings therefore need to be rather compelling to be deemed worthy of publication, making us all the more proud of this accomplishment.
In order to summarize our study and present findings in a digestible format, we recently filmed an accompanying video that discusses and interprets results and their meaning for an audience at large. Anyone with even a passing interest in Vision Therapy as a form of rehabilitation should hopefully find value in listening. The use of Optometric terminology was of course required, but our aim was to communicate using language that would speak to anyone keen to learn the details of what Vision Therapy providers are able to accomplish.
We sincerely hope you enjoy reading our exciting literary contribution far more than we enjoyed the tireless nights spent putting it together! And stay tuned – with many more projects in the works, this won’t be the last piece of supporting evidence you’ll see coming out of our centres.
Until next month,
Dr. Paul Rollett, OD, FCOVD