WEBINAR – Vision Research and Parkinson’s
February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Dr. Elizabeth Irving
Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo
The non-motor aspects of Parkinson’s generally are not as well recognized or understood as the motor systems. Visual symptoms are quite common in Parkinson’s patients such as double vision, blurred vision, eye strain, and several others. However, there is little data supporting this claim. Dr. Irving’s webinar will focus on her recent study on the frequency of Convergence Insufficiency (CI). CI interferes with a person’s ability to see, read, learn, and work at near (close distances). Although these symptoms can be easily treated with eye exercises, Dr. Irving’s study has found that Parkinson’s participants were four times more likely than non-Parkinson’s participants to have CI. She will talk about further results in this webinar and simple eye exercise routines that can help alleviate CI symptoms.