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VDT's the future is now for functional/behavioral optometry

1 March 1984


This literature research deals with describing a new visual wellness model and applying this to vision care of Visual Display Terminal (VDT) users. A synthesis of information gleaned from many disciplines is incorporated with the Skeffington nearpoint visual stress model. From the roots of optometry 1s unique service, behavioral optometry must develop care for the visual needs of millions of new VDT workers. The visual wellness model is applied in a 26 day home-based training program. Next, the application of functional lens prescription is discussed as a biofeedback device for use at the VDT. Marketing vision therapy in a seminar format is described as the most efficient way to pro vi de visual hygiene techniques, vision education and prevention to VDT operators. The rapid increase of VDT use in the years ahead is a signal that the future is now for functional/Behavioral optometry.


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