By Drishti Admin
In this part we will discuss in regards to the children, in the next section we will have a discussion about adults.
Vision develops rapidly after birth. Any undetected vision problem can have a significant impact on infant and childhood development. The earlier a problem is detected and treated, the less likely it is that other areas of development will be affected. Being vision 6/6 or 20/20 that is written during the examination or the prescription chart is not all that is only required for the child.
For children, there are other visual skills that are required to succeed in reading, learning, sports and in life.
We today will highlight some of the visual skills that are required:
Eye movement control: The ability to move both eyes together to point an intended target or follow a path, like a line of text. The other one is an ability of the eye to simultaneous focus at far: Forming a clear image of something in the distance. There are several others like
Then comes Central vision (Visual acuity): This is where 6/6 or 20/20 vision comes in which is very small part of these visual skills. The other visual skills that are important are:
These visual skills are utmost for the optimum performance of academic activities by the child. During the vision screening or regular eye examination. These skills assessment can be missed. So, a comprehensive eye examination should be done for these visual skills assessments to rule out any difficulty the child has in his/her academic activities.
Since 80% of learning is visual, visual problems can have a profound effect on a child’s education. Many children who experience academic difficulty often have a visual dysfunction in addition to their primary reading or learning problems.
Fortunately, these conditions are treatable through vision therapy.
Drishti Eye Centre, Kalanki has Binocular vision clinic, where these all skills are examined. Please contact 1660-01-16000 for details.
These all above mentioned visual skills are cited from College of Optometrist and Visual Development guidelines.