American Academy of Optometry

American Academy of Optometry

Disclosures: Backus reports being chief scientific officer of Vivid Vision.
November 30, 2021
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Vivid Vision virtual reality technology treats binocular dysfunctions

Disclosures: Backus reports being chief scientific officer of Vivid Vision.
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BOSTON – Vivid Vision software is indicated for treating convergence insufficiency, stereo depth perception, amblyopia and strabismus either in the clinic or at home, according to a presentation here at the American Academy of Optometry meeting.

Chief science officer Benjamin Backus, PhD, said at an academy-sponsored press conference that the system uses a virtual reality (VR) headset that allows separate images to be presented to the patient’s left and right eyes.

The technology uses VR games and is designed for all ages, according to the Vivid Vision website. It supports Vive, Rift and DPVR P1 Pro platforms.

“It is affordable and engaging for patients, especially those who have stopped improving with conventional treatment like patching,” Backus said.

The home version needs to be prescribed by a doctor, he noted.

Backus also said the company is developing Vivid Vision Smart Assist.

“Doctors make two kinds of adjustments during treatment – expert and simple,” he said. “Simple adjustments take time away from treatment. The solution is to make simple adjustments automatically.”

In addition, the company is developing Vivid Vision Perimetry, Backus said.

Editor's note: This story was updated Dec. 20, 2021, to remove a reference to FDA status. The editors regret the error.