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The Power of Vision

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The video demonstrates your vision dominating what your ears are hearing. Often, the visual system from this perspective is overlooked. The vast majority of our TBI patients or patients with a visual processing deficit have 20/20 vision and normal eye health.

Sight is your ability to clearly see a fixated target (such as reading the eye chart). Vision is your understanding what you are viewing. Vision involves your past experience, oculomotor skills, and visual processing skills. Eighty percent of learning and moving is driven by vision. Vision is linked to all of our senses. Processing visual information involves every lobe of the brain in some capacity. More area of the brain is dedicated to vision than all other senses combined (the video demonstrates this strength). Properly processing visual information helps us to make decisions about how to move our body with regard to visual stimuli in order to perform at our highest capacity.

Examples of visual skills include:

  1. Eye Movement Control (tracking)
  2. Simultaneous Focus at Far
  3. Sustaining Focus at Far
  4. Simultaneous Focus at Near
  5. Sustaining Focus at Near
  6. Simultaneous Alignment at Far
  7. Sustaining Alignment at Far
  8. Simultaneous Alignment at Near
  9. Sustaining Alignment at Near
  10. Central Vision (Visual Acuity)
  11. Peripheral Vision
  12. Depth Awareness
  13. Color Perception
  14. Gross Visual Motor
  15. Fine Visual Motor
  16. Visual Perception
  17. Visual Integration

Our goal of optometric vision therapy is not to strengthen eye muscles. Your eye muscles are already incredibly strong.  Vision therapy aims to retrain the learned aspects of vision through the recently understood concept of neuroplasticity.