JBO - Volume 1 - Issue 1 - Binasal Occlusion

Appears in issue JBO - Volume 1 - Issue 1

Tassinari, J.D.

Binasal occlusion is a vision therapy technique familiar to many behavioral optometrists. Its use in esotropia, amblyopia, peripheral awareness enhancement and biocular vision therapy is discussed. A literature review, description of materials, methodology, expected patient responses and rationale are presented for each condition. Although the efficacy of binasal occlusion is disputed, there appears to be sufficient evidence for its continued use.