Bangerter Occlusion Foils are translucent adhesive foils used in the treatment of amblyopia (lazy eye) or other vision disorders. They are applied to the eyeglass lens of the unaffected eye, reducing its visual acuity and forcing the brain to use the weaker eye in order to strengthen it. These foils come in different densities, allowing for varying levels of visual occlusion depending on the patient’s needs. Bangerter Occlusion Foils are a non-invasive and reversible treatment option, which can be easily removed or replaced without damaging existing lenses as the patient progresses through therapy.
Comfort and Compliance
Since Bangerter Occlusion Foils are applied directly to the eyeglasses, those with sensitive or adhesive allergies often find them more comfortable to wear. They are also less conspicuous than fully occlusive patches, resulting in a higher probability of treatment compliance in patients who may be self-conscious.
Customizable Treatment Plans
These occlusive foils allow for some degree of binocular vision, which help maintain depth perception and peripheral vision, and is essential for patients who participate in certain activities or sports requiring distance and side viewing angles. The foils also come in different densities, allowing for a gradual reduction in the occlusion of the stronger eye, giving you the flexibility to create a custom treatment plan.
Enhancing Performance in Target Sports
Bangerter Occlusion Foils can be used in instructional and competitive shooting to help competitors with a dominant eye that doesn’t align with their dominant hand (for example, a dominant right hand but a dominant left eye), which can create difficulties in aiming and accuracy.
Using Bangerter Foils in such situations can help reduce the dominance of the non-aiming eye by slightly obscuring its vision, forcing the competitor to rely more on their aiming eye. This can improve the shooter’s aim, accuracy and overall performance in practice and competition.
Streamlined Treatment with Less Confusion
Determining when the preference switches from the dominant eye to the less dominant eye while maintaining hand-eye coordination and directional orientation poses a challenge when correcting amblyopia and diplopia. To help eliminate patient frustration, the Bangerter Foil Bar and Bi-Nasal Wedge eliminate most of these concerns and improve your treatment plans.
Discover how Bangerter Occlusion Foils and accessories can enhance your patients’ vision care. Contact our team today to learn more about this innovative treatment option.