Dyslexia is a term used to describe someone who has issues with learning. 90% of what we take in from our senses is visual so often there is a visual component to dyslexia. Although eyesight when tested in an eye examination may be normal, there are often underlying issues with focussing, eye coordination, and eye movements or tracking which affect school performance.

Vision training or VT as it is known in practice allows an individual to learn how 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, an individual will be able to read more quickly and with less effort as well as being able to retain that information more readily.

When an individual has problems with visual perception and visual information processing they will benefit from Optometric Vision Training (OVT).

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 for 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 and 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.