Reading difficulties? Dyslexia?
Visual problems such as dyslexia/dyspraxia may affect over 10% of the population. The mainstream understanding of these problems is also limited, which means it can be hard to find someone who can relate to what you are going through. Visual problems come in many forms and can make the difference between getting what you want in life, or being frustrated as you may feel inferior to everyone else.
Children with visual learning problem often perform poorly at school, and until recently have been labelled as inferior. However this couldn’t be further from truth. History has proved that children with visual learning problems have a will and desire to succeed despite their problem. Richard Branson, Einstein and Winston Churchill are amongst a growing list of successful dyslexics. Sufferers often excel in other areas, to make up for these deficiencies. If you think you or your child has a visual learning problem, they/you probably excel in another area, for example art or sport.
What does this mean?
People who successfully re-train their visual learning systems, are left with normal learning systems, they may well have a special talent that they will have developed when they didn’t have these skills.
Vision Training is the diagnosis and treatment of visual learning difficulties. It has been discovered that the physiological causes of problems such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and many more, are very similar.
Behavioural Optometry is the diagnosis and treatment of behavioural optics. This covers a whole range of difficulties ranging from dyslexia to Autism. The treatment involves training specific somatic (beyond conscious control) muscles, in the eye, which you constantly use without knowing it. These muscles also control a wide variety of functions such as focusing and tracking.
When you see a Behavioural Ophthalmic Optician (BO), you will be assessed before you undergo any treatment. This assessment gives the BO the opportunity to find out which muscles and functions are not performing properly. He/she can then formulate a treatment plan which aims to correct these deficiencies. Throughout the whole process you are able to view and monitor the results against the national average.
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