Date of Award

5-1994

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Paul Kohl

Abstract

It has been documented that many of the children undergoing occupational therapy for various sensorimotor disorders also manifest reduced visual performance and have an increased number of visual anomalies. A comprehensive vision examination was given to 7 children undergoing occupational therapy. Six of the 7 children manifestedvarious visual anomalies and deficits in areas of oculomotor skills, accommodation, binocular skills and vision development. Not all of their vision problems had been identified and addressed in previous eye examinations. Children undergoing OT would benefit from routine vision examinations to identify, address and prevent visual deficits from becoming symptomatic, to promote visual hygiene, and t'o treat the anomalies and deficits identified.

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