Visual Processing

a. Visual processing explained: Visual discrimination

When children struggle with visual processing issues, it can profoundly affect the way they learn. While most parents and teachers naturally think of vision problems as being related to the eyes themselves, brain function is also a critical part of understanding what is seen. Visual discrimination is just one aspect of visual processing, but it can have a big impact on your child’s development.

Visual discrimination is the ability to discern differences between two different things. This skill comes up more than you may think in daily life. For example, it’s an important part of reading, as letter recognition can be hindered when a child has trouble seeing the difference between a “K” and an “H” or words like “was” and “saw.” It’s likewise important for using numbers and for succeeding in a whole host of social interactions, including game play, and making good choices.

This article gives advice on how to detect and help to remediate visual discrimination difficulties in your child.

b. Seeing 2D in a 3D world

Susanna Zaraysky, author of the book “One Eyed Princess”, describes what it’s like for people with crossed eyes (strabismus) or a lazy eye (amblyopia) to see in 2D in a 3D world and explains how vision therapy improves depth perception.

c. Behavioural optometry: Adult’s and children’s opticians

Our specialist Vision Therapy service offers an interactive and rewarding programme for both adults and children to help with a range of adverse conditions which could be caused by injury or developmental deficiency.

Its aim is to improve sensory skills for more efficient learning as well as improved ability perform day-to-day tasks.

The clinics are delivered by highly experienced behavioural optometry specialists and is a unique service that is not found in a typical optical practice.

d. Eyes Can Learn: Eye Exercises for Visual Health and School Success

The purpose of this website is to provide parents with fun eye exercises to enhance their children’s visual processing skills for better school performance and improved attention. If you know a child who struggles to read, learn, or remain on task, the underlying cause may be vision–even if the child has 20/20 eyesight.