Boy with surprised expressionEyesight is the ability to see 20/20 clearly, However, the Visual System is a complex process involving more than 20 visual abilities.

These abilities include:

  • Eye movement control
  • Ability to focus near/far
  • Tracking
  • Depth perception
  • Binocularity
  • Visual spatial
  • Visual Perception
  • Visual Motor
  • Visual Memory
  • Visualization

Eighty percent of what we perceive, comprehend and remember depends on an efficient visual system. It is estimated that one in four children in the United States has an undetected visual problem that interferes with learning. Following are signs of visual problems that interfere with school and/or job performance:

  • Avoidance of reaching activities
  • Rubbing eyes
  • Eye contact
  • Loses Place
  • Poor sports ability
  • Reversals
  • Handwriting
  • Comprehension
  • Headaches
  • Squinting
  • Stomachaches
  • Light sensitive
  • Stress/Emotion
  • Fatigue
  • Poor organizational skills