Vision is More Than 20/20
It is unfortunate this misconception keeps kids away from needed vision therapy.
The picture on the right shows a child doing a vision therapy procedure to enhance her two eyed vision.
-Vision is a complex process that involves over 20 visual abilities and more than 65% of all the pathways to the brain. One in four children has an un-diagnosed vision problem which can interfere with learning and lead to academic and/or behavioral problems. However, it is important to know that these children frequently do not report symptoms because they think everyone sees the same way they do.
Often a child with a vision-based learning problem has excellent verbal skills, causing parents and educators to think the child must be lazy, have ADD/ADHD, or is learning disabled. The possible misdiagnosis can be due to similar symptoms, but the causes are not the same.
The solution can be as simple as learning lenses worn during school work or in conjunction with vision therapy.