Vision & Learning

Vision & Learning Assessment And Vision Training

The results from our comprehensive vision assessment will identify if you (or your child’s) vision is causing or contributing to the reading problems. We can recommend eye training exercises, spectacles or coloured overlays to try and help improve reading performance.

Vision & Learning

Vision & Learning Assessment And Vision Training

The results from our comprehensive vision assessment will identify if you (or your child’s) vision is causing or contributing to the reading problems. We can recommend eye training exercises, spectacles or coloured overlays to try and help improve reading performance.

Vision is not just a case of what letters can you see on a chart in the test room, it is much more complicated than that. At the Vision Performance Hub, we focus on three key areas of visual function.

Vision in Learning

It is generally agreed that the vast majority of what we learn, either at school or in the work place is through reading.

Yes, you can learn a process by watching for example how to change a bike tyre or groom a dog, but to succeed at school and at work it certainly helps if you can read well.

Do you know how complex the reading process is?

There is some controversy amongst the experts of exactly how we read! But one thing which is agreed on is, that unless you read Braille, the information your brain receives in the reading process must come from your visual system, the first part of which is your eyes.

So, you can see that your Vision is a fundamental factor in the learning process.

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Our Areas Of Focus

There are 3 interrelated areas of visual function:
  • Visual pathway integrity; including eye health, visual acuity – how well you see and refractive status – whether or not you need spectacles.
  • Visual efficiency; including accommodation – focusing, binocular vision – your eyes working together and eye movements.
  • Visual information processing; including identification and discrimination, spatial awareness, and integration with other senses – understanding what you read and giving it meaning.

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Our Areas Of Focus

There are 3 interrelated areas of visual function:
  • Visual pathway integrity; including eye health, visual acuity – how well you see and refractive status – whether or not you need spectacles.
  • Visual efficiency; including accommodation – focusing, binocular vision – your eyes working together and eye movements.
  • Visual information processing; including identification and discrimination, spatial awareness, and integration with other senses – understanding what you read and giving it meaning.

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How We Use Your Results

Our aim is to complete a comprehensive examination of your visual system. Identify any problems and suggest the appropriate action.

This could range from prescribing spectacles, suggesting a series of Vision Training exercises or dispensing coloured overlays, or specifically tinted lenses.

Problems in some cases with reading, are not just caused by a deficit in the visual system, so where appropriate we may suggest referral to an Educational Psychologist or an Occupational Therapist. We also liaise very closely with Class teachers, Special Needs teachers and SENCOS.

Our examinations can take up to two and a half hours and go far beyond a standard eye examination or the very basic NHS Sight test. We always start with a pre-appointment telephone consultation to learn about the problems you or your child may be having.

This consultation is free of charge and is invaluable to us, as it ensures that the right course of action is taken for you or your child. We can answer any questions you may have before you proceed further.

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Book a free telephone consultation if there is an issue or problem in any of these areas you will find reading more difficult.