Accommodative facility training with a long term follow up in a sample of school aged children showing accommodative dysfunction

Doc Ophthalmol. 1999;99(1):93-101. doi: 10.1023/a:1002623107251.


The primary aim of this project was to study the effect of flip lens-training on the accommodative function in a group of children with accommodative dysfunction and subjective symptoms such as asthenopia, headache, blurred vision, and avoidance of near activity. We also wanted to measure the accommodative facility among the children in comparison with a control group. Another aim of the study was whether flip lens-training increased accommodative facility, and to find out if it also had a positive effect on their asthenopia and related problems also in long term. Following the training period the accommodative facility and accommodative function significantly increased and two years after finishing the training period no child had regained any subjective symptoms and the objective findings were almost the same as at the end of facility training period. These results suggest that accommodative facility training is an efficient method built on loss of symptoms among children with accommodative infacility.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Accommodation, Ocular / physiology*
  • Adolescent
  • Aging / physiology*
  • Asthenopia / physiopathology
  • Asthenopia / rehabilitation*
  • Child
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Refraction, Ocular
  • Vision Disorders / physiopathology
  • Vision Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Visual Acuity