Eye movements can be either pursuit ( smooth) or saccades(fast). Both are important , but accurate fast eye movements are particularly important in reading. Being able to accurately scan across a page is a learned skill. Different languages are written differently so Japanese readers have good vertical , right to left eye movements whereas English requires good left to right smaller jump movements and one large right to left movement to start each new line.
Many children start to read at an age before they have well established jump eye movements and if these don’t develop quickly, this can be an obstacle to learning to read with frequent skipping of words or lines, or even reading some words backwards as the eyes back track from an overshoot.
HOW WE WORK WITH YOUR YOUNGSTERS
VISION & READING
Vision therapy is like going on a guided tour of the amazing world of vision. The vision therapist uses age appropriate, enjoyable tasks to demonstrate and improve specific areas of visual function. READ MORE>
98% percent of all newborns come into the world with normal, healthy eyes. However having normal healthy eyes, does not guarantee that your child is able to efficiently interpret.... READ MORE>
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EYE FOCUSSING & VISUAL PERCEPTION
We have two eyes and for us to experience comfortable, efficient use of our two eyes, they must first co- ordinate the eye aiming muscles. We need to know “where” to READ MORE>
Eye Movements can be either pursuit ( smooth) or saccades (fast) . Both are important , but accurate fast eye movements are particularly important in reading READ MORE>
Eye focussing involves the accommodation muscles of the eye. These muscles exert pressure on the internal lens which for the first 40 or so years READ MORE>