JBO - Volume 22 - Issue 4 - Viewpoint: Reconfiguring Lens Power for Improved Function

Appears in issue JBO - Volume 22 - Issue 4

Author
Gallop, Steve
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Abstract

Typical compensating lens prescriptions are often different than those that support optimal visual function and
development. It is often useful to consider modifying such prescriptions to allow for greater flexibility and comfort
particularly when the wearer has non-acuity based signs or symptoms. This appears true even if this means shortterm acuity reduction. The acuity often improves over time as the new lenses are worn consistently, especially with the inclusion of visual training. There is often much more flexibility in the visual process than is immediately obvious with people who have worn compensating prescriptions for many years. An interesting case study will be presented to illustrate these points