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Posted on May 29, 2011 in News

Vision is more than the naked eye, the latter is just one more of the senses such as touch, hearing, smell and taste. The vision is a much more complex process, involving the whole body response, helps us interpret our environment for good development in the. Vision is learned and therefore can be trained. The proper functioning of visual skills provide us with processing information we are receiving through our eyes, and therefore a better understanding of school activities. Answering the question posed at the beginning of the article, the answer is: Yes, as long as it is done carefully evaluated to have an accurate diagnosis and develop an appropriate treatment plan. We can analyze the following example: Imagine Tiburcio, is in the classroom, sitting in the second row, fourth desks and are trying to copy in his notebook the task that the teacher has just said on the board. The teacher says – "The end of copying homework can go out" – Tiburcio notes that most of his colleagues have done and are doing, in fact there are only two children and he and as he realizes that he lacks much and not want to be the last to leave, closes her notebook, keeps in his backpack and stands ready to retire without being completed. A story oft repeated every day in different classes and schools.

What might have been the causes which have prevented visual Tiburcio complete the exercise? We mention a few: Trouble focus at different distance several times (see the book – see the blackboard) there is no flexibility in his system quickly gets tired approach and increasing the time of copying. Poor visual memory or ability to retain what you see (every time he looks at the board retains little information to copy it into the notebook, then you have to volley more often than necessary and get tired faster). I could mention some more, but I think these are sufficient. We must improve its retention capacity and flexibility in approach. Finally I will share with you the main visual skills can be trained and improved in order to have better school performance: Ocular Motility: The basic skill testing and inspection for critical information and is composed of the following skills: Tracking: The ability of follow a moving object smoothly and accurately with both eyes, such as the ball in the air or the movement of vehicles in traffic.

Saccades: is the ability that allows us to quickly move the eyes of a visual object to another. (This is the way we read, jumping from a letter, word or one line to another in milliseconds) Bindings: The ability that allows us to keep our eyes on a visual object. (Indispensable to be vigilant in close work) Visual acuity: This is the basic ability to discern specific details that are visible in the bright environment. The ability to see clearly or blurry. Focus: The ability to focus easily and clearly an object of both distance and near. Binocularity binocularity exists when the information reaches the brain from each eye is combined to achieve an environmental assessment in terms of space, size and distance. Visual Perception: The process of entry and exit, which processes information from abroad, to recognize, discriminate and interpret stimuli we see. Psych. Luis Villegas visual Therapist Director