The importance of talking with teachers to identify vision issues
A child’s ability to learn is intimately related to their vision. At school, 80% percent of what your child will learn is obtained visually. Think about it, most of their learning happens in front of a whiteboard, computer or book. How the brain and eyes work together has a tremendous impact on the learning process.
Five common but hidden eye conditions in children explained
Many people suffer hidden vision problems because they think that good vision is the same as clear sight. But the truth is vision is so much more than being able to see the whiteboard or read an eye chart. To help you pick up on the signs of hidden vision problems, here are five common but hidden eye conditions explained.
At Harmony Vision Care we are fortunate to have a team of leading optometrists who are passionate about helping our clients realise their best performance through better vision. One such member is Alice Forsyth, a behavioural optometrist who studied Optometry at UNSW and joined the Harmony Vision Care team in 2014.
You can have clear sight and yet still suffer unknowingly from vision problems. If you experience headaches, blurred vision, tired, itchy or watery eyes, you may already know how uncomfortable visual stress can be.
Evidence for Vision Therapy
Vision Therapy or Vision Training is a therapeutic approach program of activities incorporating the use of lenses, prisms, and filters. It is used as part of the treatment for a range of vision disorders such as convergence problems, accommodation dysfunction, lazy eye and oculomotor disorders. In our practice, the majority of vision therapy conducted is for accommodation dysfunction and convergence problems, otherwise known as focussing and eye-teaming difficulties.