Autistic Spectrum

Individuals within the autistic spectrum often have issues coordinating their central and peripheral vision. This will affect academic performance at school or college.

Vision training can make improvements in the coordination of central and peripheral vision so improving hand eye coordination and posture,resulting in calmer behaviour and improved academic performance.

Often though not always, this may include the prescribing of ‘prism glasses’ to help the coordination of central and peripheral vision.

Beyond this, vision training or VT as it is known in practice can be implemented to improve focussing, eye coordination and eye movements or tracking abilities.

Vision training can be used to allow an individual to use their vision better. This means that they can process, comprehend and make use of visual information more quickly and effectively.

Once visual abilities have been improved and an appropriate balance has been achieved between central and peripheral vision, an individual will be able to deal with their environment and daily activities such as schoolwork more easily.

Optometric vision training is individually programmed for each patient according to their requirements. There are basic fundamental elements to every vision training programme though beyond this, programmes will be tailored to individual needs.

The success of the vision training programme depends partly on ourselves setting a programme of visually based activities for an individual though also on the individual in the case of a child their parents.

Success depends on the individual spending an appropriate amount of time and effort on the vision training activities prescribed.