Research study for those with amblyopia (lazy eye) or Convergence Insufficiency Disorder


A New Approach to Vision Therapy Based on Naturalistic 3-D Computer Gaming


Proffitt Dennis, R

The University of Virginia Health System seeks children and adolescents ages 8 to 18 with Amblyopia or Convergence Insufficiency for a research study. The purpose of the study is to see if an experimental home-based vision therapy system can improve vision for individuals with Amblyopia or Convergence Insufficiency Disorder. The study involves playing a 3-D video game (available for Windows PCs) at home for 20 minutes per day, five days per week for twelve weeks. In addition, participants will travel to a Charlottesville optometry office at the beginning and end of the study, and travel to UVa during the fourth and eighth week of the study. All study related vision exams are provided free of charge. Compensation for study completion is $300 compensation and a free copy of the vision therapy software. To be eligible, participants must have a Windows-based PC 5 years old or newer. For more information please contact: Sarah Vogel 434-982-4744 Skv4xm IRB HSR # 15427 Principal Investigator: Dennis R. Proffitt Department of Psychology


Convergence Insufficiency Disorder
Amblyopia (lazy eye)



Compensation for study completion is $100 compensation and

Sarah Vogel