Vision training at Abbey Clinic combines a decade of neuropsychology experience with years of vision therapy training and rehabilitation to help improve eye/brain coordination. We see with our brain not our eyes, which allows us to process information, read/write, and attend to the world around us.
vision training can provide tangible improvements for:
How we are different
Vision training is rooted in the techniques utilized by vision therapy and vision rehabilitation. However, while those modalities often act as aides to improve 20/20 vision, Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic’s unique vision training program aims to heighten and develop neural pathways relating to motor control and balance, proprioception (i.e., the awareness of the position and movement of one’s body in space), as well as enhance the perception and processing of incoming visual information.
It is important to understand that out of all of our senses – vision is the most dominant. Approximately 80% of what we perceive and understand about the world is through our sight. Because of this, vision is a key contributor to behavior. The visual process is how you, as an individual, comprehend what you are seeing and then use that information to perform actionable steps.
Example: When you are driving, your sense of sight is not just important for seeing road signs or the car in front of you. It is equally (if not more) important to be able to judge spatial relationships (i.e., where is your car in relation to other cars or objects) and estimate relative speeds (i.e., are cars slowing down or speeding up).
Vision is what lets a soccer player judge the position of the ball and the speed at which they are running in order to kick the ball at exactly the right moment in exactly the right space to make a goal. It is also what is used by students to track words across the page, understand that which they read, and direct a pencil across the page to answer questions on a test.
Our visual system is something that develops, and as such, it is also a neurological function that can be improved on.