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In the world of vision rehabilitation, there are a few staple techniques such as the Brock string, Hart Charts, and vectograms that improve a patient’s visual function. Every now and then, these techniques need to be manipulated to increase the visual load and thus visual performance. In my residency, I have had the opportunity to work with patients from 2 to 82 years of age who have benefited significantly from vision therapy and rehabilitation. Granted, the sessions are organized differently for a two-year-old, but it remains true that all patients need change to stay motivated. As progress is made in therapy sessions, I have utilized some methods to spice up the routine in an effort to keep the patients interested and make their visual system more dynamic. Therapy techniques can be made easier or harder depending on each stimulus. Before using these adjuncts, be cognizant of your patient’s abilities. Use these methods to accent the therapy techniques at the appropriate progress level. All techniques listed below were learned through the contribution of the multiple instructors that I work with in my residency.

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Sloan Rajadhyksha
Associate Editor for Sloan Rajadhyksha is a California native and Berkeley graduate currently completing her residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation at SUNY. She has been an active leader in the optometric student community; her current roles include being Founder of Optometry Student Network and President of SOLutioN. Sloan's passion within optometry lies with private practice and helping students build connections across the country.

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