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Research on Vision Therapy
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COVD has compiled summaries of research and clinical studies on optometric vision therapy.  These summaries provide an overview of the literature on the use of vision therapy for several visual conditions.

Summary 1
Completed in July, 2009, this paper presents over 350 abstracts from 77 journals.

Summary 2
Completed in October, 2010, this paper presents 35 additional abstracts.

Summary 3
Completed in October, 2011, this paper presents 65 additional abstracts.

A Summary of Research and Clinical Studies on Vision and Learning
A listing of some of the research reports and clinical studies on the relationship of vision to reading and learning ability and the effectiveness of vision therapy in the treatment of learning-related vision problems.

Students and residents that submit a grant application are required to summarize an article for the submission process. This is a compilation of the summaries that were submitted for the COVD 42nd Annual Meeting.

Clinical Practice Guidelines (American Optometric Association)
Additional clinical and research support for the efficacy of vision therapy.
Research Update on Visually-Based Reading Disability
This research document provides a synopsis of the scientific results on the study of visually-based reading disabilities.
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