Course code RedZT004
Faculty Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry
Credit points, number of lectures
Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
32 8 8 -32
Course annotation The aim of the course is to develop an understanding on accommodation and vergence system dysfunctions and learn methods for accommodation and vergence system evaluation.

The tasks of the course are:
1. introduce to the physiological processes of accommodation and vergence;
2. give knowledge about accommodation and vergence dysfunctions and methods for accommodation and vergence system evaluation;
3. give knowledge about the treatment of accommodation and vergence dysfunctions with vision training and optical correction;
4. learn skills in evaluating accommodation and vergence processes, analyzing the results and the relation of the results to the patient's optical correction;

5. learn skills of adapting optical correction and developing vision training plain for patients with different accommodation and vergence dysfunctions

Results The student will know and understand:
1. the physiological processes of accommodation and vergence;
2. the significance of precise refraction correction in accommodation and vergence system evaluation;
3. accommodation and vergence system dysfunctions, diagnostics and differential diagnosis;
4. the efficiency of vision therapy in the management of accommodation and vergence dysfunctions.

The student will have skills for:
5. clinical evaluation of accommodation and vergence system;
6. selecting appropriate refraction correction in the management of accommodation and vergence dysfunctions;
7. adapting vision training for accommodation and vergence dysfunctions;
8. evaluating the efficiency of vision training and determining the appropriate treatment plan.

The student will have competences for:
9. evaluating the influence of the refraction state and visual correction on accommodation and vergence processes;
10. determining the necessary vision correction and vision training plan in cases of different accommodation and vergence dysfunctions

11. developing a vision training plan and a control system for accommodation and vergence dysfunctions.
Requirements for obtaining credit points In order to finish the course the participant must attend all lectures, laboratory works and seminaries.
Study programmes Accommodation and vergence dysfunctions