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					         BINOCULAR VISION DYSFUNCTION
SIGHT vs. VISION

WHAT DOES 20/20 REALLY MEAN – AND IS IT GOOD ENOUGH

                   TYPES OF SIGHT PROBLEMS

     MYOPIA – NEARSIGHTEDNESS

     HYPEROPIA – FARSIGHTEDNESS

     ASTIGMATISM

                   TYPES OF VISION PROBLEMS

     AMBLYOPIA – “LAZY EYE”

     STRABISMUS – CROSSED EYES

     BINOCULAR VISION DYSFUNCTION

     VISUAL PERCEPTUAL DEFICITS

  HOW VISUAL DEFICITS AFFECT MOTOR PERFORMANCE

     COORDINATION

     BALANCE

     GROSS AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS


          HOW TO SCREEN FOR VISUAL DEFICITS

     EVALUATION OF EYE MOVEMENT AND TRACKING SKILLS
EYE TEAMING AND CONVERGENCE PROBLEMS

VISUAL PERCEPTION DEFICITS

VISUAL MOTOR INTEGRATION PROBLEMS
    BILATERAL INTEGRATION
    EXPLORING BALANCE

                HOW DO WE HELP

PROPER VISUAL HYGIENE

THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

PATIENT EDUCATION

          DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES

HANDOUT

      SCHOOL PERFORMANCE PROBLEMS

POOR READER      LOSS OF PLACE WHEN READING

POOR READING COMPREHENSION

REVERSALS OF WORDS AND LETTERS

POOR HANDWRITING

UNDERACHIEVER

TAKES 2 TO 3 HOURS TO COMPLETE HOMEWORK

CANNOT COMPLETE EXAMS IN ALLOTTED TIME

BEHAVIOR AND/OR DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS
           BINOCULAR VISION EVALUATION

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

OCULAR HEALTH EVALUATION

VISUAL INFORMATION ACQUISITION SKILLS

VISUAL INFORMATION PROCESSING SKILLS


              SPECIAL NEEDS PATIENTS

DOWN’S SYNDROME, CEREBRAL PALSY, SPINA BIFIDA

WHY DO THEY ALL SEEM TO HAVE POOR VISUAL SKILLS

WHAT CAN BE DONE

   STRUCTURE OF THE VISUAL THERAPY PROGRAM

MONOCULAR

BIOCULAR

BINOCULAR

PERCEPTUAL

             WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP

BE AWARE THAT 20/20 IS NOT ENOUGH. SCREENING
EXAMS GIVE A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY

HAVE EYE EXAM BY A DEVELOPMENTAL OPTOMETRIST
AT AGE 3 AND 5 AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER
TEACH THEM PROPER VISUAL HYGIENE SUCH AS
PROVIDING A PLACE TO STUDY THAT IS FREE OF
DISTRACTIONS, HAS GOOD LIGHTING, USES A SLANTED
SURFACE, AND PROMOTES GOOD POSTURE

TEACH THEM TO TAKE BREAKS WHEN PERFORMING
CONCENTRATED NEAR TASKS AND LIMIT VIDEO GAMES
TO ONE HOUR INTERVALS

INCORPORATE VISUAL MOTOR THERAPY INTO THEIR
PT/OT WHEN APPROPRIATE

				
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Jun Wang Jun Wang Dr
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