It is often the teachers who are the first to pick up that there is a problem and will usually recommend a sight test. In fact, the classic sign of a binocular vision problem is a short attention span and inability to concentrate. In these situations it is not uncommon for this sight test to reveal ’20/20′ vision and a clean bill of health from the optometrist not experienced in vision therapy.
As a Vision Therapist I examine the visual system beyond the 20/20 level. I investigate how efficiently the visual system as a whole is functioning and I help individuals develop quality vision and improve concentration. I work closely with local educational psychologists including Elvie Brown, as well as Mary Mountstephen who is an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association and a child development specialist.