The ability to gather and process visual information is a learned process. This process begins before birth and never stops as long as you are alive. Vision is the only sensory system that is also a motor system. The sensory part of the visual system relies on the motor system to develop to a level of competence. If competence is not achieved then inefficient and sometimes painful compensations develop.

“When Vision is working well it guides and leads in all that we do; when not it interferes.”
     —Dr. John Streff

One of the most amazing things about vision is how fast it adapts to use whatever skills it has to allow us to survive in our current circumstances. Vision is distributed all over the brain in more than 43 different neurological centers. Vision is processed faster than the auditory system. More information is processed through one eye than all the rest of the body in a given moment. This is important to consider because it is this neurological abundance and multiplicity that allows vision to be such strength and also leads to its downfall. Vision affects everything and everything affects vision.

Multi-disciplinary approach

Vision both affects and is affected by the whole body. A more holistic whole-patient-focus approach seems prudent. I have found that working with other professions, such as cranial sacral therapy, acupuncture, nutrition, counseling, homeopathy, chiropractic, occupational therapy, physical therapy, tutoring and others, that vision therapy programs are more effective, and more time and cost efficient. The problem is that as a consumer it is hard to know where to focus your energy and your money.

I can help you sort out these different modalities to improve your program.

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