There are various reasons why learning may not go according to plan. What happens when your child is not able to take advantage of the reading programs available at school or has to work really hard to keep up?
An important concept in behavioural optometry is how efficiently and comfortably the vision process is working at the near point. 20/20 vision – getting down the bottom of the 6 metre letter chart – is an essential part of good vision but may not give a complete indication of how the eyes are working up close.
Kids spend a lot of time viewing at 40 cm or at the computer distance. The amount of reading increases as the children progress through Kindy for higher years, the print gets smaller and the cognitive demand of reading, retaining information and using this knowledge to make new learning requires extra effort from the child.
Visual Information processing is the brain taking input from the eyes for learning and understanding. Subtle vision problems can have a major impact.