Welcome to Vision Transformation
The ability to gather and process visual information is a complex process. This process begins before birth and never stops as long as you are alive. The ability to look at something, see it, understand what it is, maintain an understanding of its context, keep track of it in motion, predict what will happen next, and position one’s self in an appropriate way to take ACTION in an accurate and efficient manner is a fascinating science we call VISION. Vision involves an estimated 80-90% of your brain. The most efficient system we have for using vision is the pathway of information processing through the eyes.
Visual training is the process by which we improve visual abilities. Why consider improving visual abilities?
“When Vision is working well it guides and leads in all that we do; when not it interferes.” (Dr. John Streff)
Ask yourself if your visual ability is limiting your quality of life:
• What would life be like if I could read faster AND remember what I read?
• What would evenings be like if my child weren’t frustrated over homework?
• How much extra time would I have if I could understand the reading the 1st time?
• How come my intelligent child struggles with reading, writing, math, and/or spelling?
Vision impacts learning
The primary system we use to learn is vision. Some professionals use the term “non-verbal” or “performance”. It boils down to the same thing: Vision. This is where all kinds of professionals get their feathers ruffled. There really isn’t a need. The fact that there are so many avenues to utilize and train vision is cause for celebration, not discord.
Attention and behavior
Problems with attention and behavior problems are what happens when a person is not engaged in the activity we want them to be engaged in. There are many reasons why a person is acting out or has trouble attending: vision problems, motor issues, auditory issues, nutrition, allergy, emotional issues, anxiety, chemical imbalances, inappropriate learning environment, inappropriate demands, brain injury and medical and developmental reasons.
How much happier would my child be if he could catch a ball? If she could enjoy sports?
No one knows the fact that what you practice is what you get to keep better than athletes. Vision and visualization is a huge part of their training. The eye leads the hand. Any extra edge can mean the game, the scholarship, making the team, or simply enjoying a game of catch just for fun.
Performance of all kinds
When getting in physical shape we have coaches to design our work outs. To lose weight we have advisors to help with diet and exercise. Sports enthusiasts have different coaches to build strength, endurance, speed, get the attitude right, and improve the particular skills involved in the sport. Life coaches help us to navigate a lifetime of improving organization skills, the balance between work and play.
What would it be like to come home at the end of the day without a headache?
Headaches are common but often hard to treat because they are complex. In many cases vision plays a role. Consider all the body responses might happen when it is hard to see something: furrowed brow, hunching the shoulders, squinting, posturing the chin forward, clenching the jaw… most people are totally unaware that they are doing these things. They do them automatically under strain, whether they are aware of the stress or not.
Brain Injury and Stoke
Because of the widespread representation of vision in the brain, it is vulnerable to injury. And since vision impacts all areas of performance the treatment of vision problems that arise from injury is paramount. People who have been injured often have headaches, light sensitivity, dizziness, double vision, words move in jumble on the page, and there are visual distortions they cannot even explain.