Treatment Videos for Oculomotor and VOR Training
Flash sale! 38 Total Videos for Just $27 | 4 VOR Videos, 19 Smooth Pursuit Videos, and 15 Saccades Videos
Treatment Videos for Oculomotor & VOR Training have been created for visual-vestibular training and recommendations are based on findings from a comprehensive evaluation.
Smooth pursuit and saccades are two components of oculomotor control. Smooth pursuit (or “tracking”) is considered a slower tracking system that allows the eyes to timely and smoothly follow a moving object. Saccades are more rapid eye movements that allow the eyes to quickly and accurately move from one position to another. The Vestibular Ocular Reflex (VOR) is different than the oculomotor system and serves to stabilize gaze on a stationary object during head movements.
Head trauma can cause impairments in these areas (as well as with eye teaming or our “vergence” system) and result in an array of symptoms: slower reading, decreased comprehension, skipping words, missing objects, blurriness, eye fatigue, headaches, foggy headedness, movement-related dizziness and nausea.
These treatment videos have been designed to improve smooth pursuit, saccades and VOR function. The order of the oculomotor exercises are presented in a manner which takes into consideration that control of eye movements are typically smoother and more accurate with a plain background versus a busier background. For example, the oculomotor videos are available with a plain background then progress to a fixed image background then to a moving background. In the saccades videos, there is also an added cognitive task by asking the subject to identify and say aloud the number that appears in the target. The VOR videos are all on a plain background (with busier backgrounds to come) and start with slower head movements then progress to a cognitive task which is further progressed with faster head movements.
These treatment videos can be incorporated into treatment sessions and also be given as home programs. Please keep in mind that the purpose of the oculomotor exercises are to push our eyes into the periphery while the VOR exercise is to optimize the coordination between our eye and head movement. The information we receive in our peripheral vision is even of more importance especially in regards to being able to tolerate busy visual environments, visual conflict and general visual performance in our daily activities. Ensuring appropriate peripheral-central integration is critical following head trauma. Optimizing performance in oculomotor control and VOR function help establish a good central foundation in the recovery process.
Keep in mind these principles: These treatment videos are provided when deemed appropriate from the evaluation. Every successful treatment outcome begins with an accurate assessment. The individual should be able to keep the object as stable and clear as possible before increasing the difficulty. Exercises may increase their symptoms. If so, allow the individual to rest. A sample guideline to follow is the 5 minute rule. If their symptoms decrease within 5 minutes of rest, then you can continue.
Treatment Videos for Oculomotor & VOR Training can be viewed on a hand-held device up to a smart TV.
- The VOR treatment videos can be viewed on any device
- It is recommended to view the oculomotor treatment videos on larger screens.
This eBook is divided into sections:
(1) Section 1: Saccades (2) Section 2: Smooth Pursuit (3) Section 3: Vestibular Ocular Reflex (VOR)
Each section contains video descriptions & instructions for your patients/clients associated with each video.
*Please note: These treatment videos are included with the Certificate of Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation (CCVR) Course 2021!
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StarteBook with Video Descriptions & Instructions
StartSaccades Exercise Videos with instructional demo video with instructional video (11:14)
StartSmooth Pursuit Exercise Videos with instructional video (12:23)
StartVestibular Ocular Reflex (VOR) Exercise Videos with instructional video (4:50)
StartHome Exercise Program