So often we often take our ability to see for granted. Most of us live rushed, harried lives that make it difficult for us to focus on much. And realistically, once we’re able to see, we generally don’t take the time to understand why that is.
The reality however is that there are a number of things, 17 to be exact, that are at play, sometimes a few at once, that allow us to see, read, and understand the world in which we live. Our eyes may be one of the smallest organs we possess, but they are powered by intricate neurological pathways that allow us to process the world in bold, beautiful ways. Even when a child's vision appears to be fine, a visual skill that falls below their grade level will force them to work harder than others do to accomplish what comes naturally to their peers.
If you or your child have difficulties with any of these skills, schedule an appointment for a functional vision exam with our developmental optometrist to determine whether vision therapy or other interventions might be helpful.
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