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.