MFBF (monocular fixation in a binocular field) Matching Game
The MFBF Matching Game was developed as an exercise activity for use in all aspects of vision therapy. The goal of this activity is to serve as a bridge from monocular to binocular activities, improving efficiency of the patient’s use of
accommodative and binocular systems. This game offers 7 levels of exercises based on the age and capability of the patient.
It employs children’s symbols, numbers, and three matrices of words with a choice of English or Spanish versions.
The MFBF procedure stresses the use of one eye at a time; thus the work is "monocular." At the same time, the procedure calls for both eyes to be open, seeing at the same time; thus the work is done in a "binocular field." This is accomplished by using anaglyphic (Red/Green) material to allow the patient to use both eyes to see while only one eye can see a central target, either what is depicted on the game Tile or the Tranasparent Matrix. Successfully matching the Tile to the correct position on the Transparent Matrix then requires the patient to use both eyes and not to suppress, as the eye viewing through the green filter would be able to see the red printing on the Tile (symbols, numbers or letter) and the eye viewing through the red filter would be able to see the black print on the red
mounted Transparent Matrix.
Ease of Use:
Each MFBF Matching Game set includes a display tray. The tray holds the seven sets of Tiles upright for easy access. It also holds the seven Transparent Matrices upright for selection. The Skeleton and the Red Suppression Backing are magnetized to hold the sheets together for easy placement of the Tiles. The tray has a cover which keeps everything in its place for transport.
All words verified as appropriate for the grade level listed with according to Flesch-Kincaid for
both English and Spanish.
This game was created by Dr. Marc B. Taub at Southern College of Optometry