Some facts about eyes
The ability to learn in school, achieve on the job, and enjoy sports and recreation
depends upon efficient vision. Optometric vision therapy assists individuals in developing
visual abilities and efficiency most suited to their needs and enables those individuals
to achieve maximal levels of visual performance. Optometric vision therapy can help
individuals achieve and maintain good vision throughout life.
Many children who experience academic difficulty may have a treatable visual
dysfunction in addition to their primary reading or learning dysfunction. Vision
problems can interfere with the ability to perform in the classroom or can impair the
ability to read with comfort and efficiency. These treatable conditions include focusing
deficiencies, eye muscle imbalances, motor fusion deficiencies and refractive
errors. Although optometrists do not teach reading, optometric vision therapy
programs are used to treat contributory vision problems thus enabling the individual to
take better advantage of his/her educational opportunities.
Improving binocular functions
By improving the binocular functions of your eyes, such as convergence and divergence,
you can improve your peripheral and central vision. Bates Method Exercises:
- Suggestions listed in the table of contents on the 'Vision Suggestions' page under the
'Binocular Functions' heading (e.g. Accommodative Insufficiency).
- Reposition Your Monitor
Reposition your monitor
Some computer programs are oriented in a way that may force you to spend most
of your time looking at one part of the screen. If your monitor is positioned
directly in front of you, and you are using a computer program, you may be
spending much of your time looking either to the left or to the right.
For example, if you are right hand dominant, and you spend much of your time looking to
the left, this can increase your left-eye dominance because the left eye would be closer
to the object on the screen.
To prevent this you may need to reposition your monitor so it is further to the right if
you are right handed, or further to the left if you are left handed.