School Vision looks at the way the visual system responds to near vision tasks
When we read our eyes need to work together in “binocular harmony” and focus at a much shorter working distance. One of our eyes needs to establish the lead (dominate) and “aim” at the image, then stabilise it in order for the information to be processed.
School Vision Assessment is not fully covered under the NHS eye test.
An initial assessment takes about an hour it includes a full eye examination and further, more detailed eye tests, to determine how the eyes work together binocularly. Eye dominance, hand-eye co-ordinaion, tracking, ocular muscle imbalances and coloured tints for visual stress and neural processing are all investigated and corrected.
If there is binocular “disharmony” between the eyes or problems in establishing eye dominance the visual processing breaks down and confusion occurs causing;
> Words jumbling or moving
> Missing words
> Problems tracking across a sentence
> Poor attention
> Eye strain, to name but a few
Sports vision and school vision has been strongly linked. Research demonstrates a strong correlation between the eye muscles, hand eye co-ordination and academic performance. Coloured filters and tests using specialist reading charts and diagnostic equipment have been proven to drastically help the dyslexic or dyspraxic child or even those that are finding reading and school work challenging.
School vision works with children or adults who may be finding reading or occupational work difficult. The school vision assessment re-establishes stable binocular vision, reinforces eye dominance and aims to improve all aspects of learning. Michelle is one of the few certified School Vision Optometrists in the country.
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Are you an adult reading this thinking you share the same problems? Park Vision offers Workplace Vision Assessments for those of you having visual problems. Find out more here>>
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