​​Movement Lesson™​

An optometrist works with eye health and vision. An Ophthalmologist works with eye and neurological function. There are many cases where the brain cannot ‘see’ due to the limitation of function of the eye. At the same time, there are as many occasions where the brain cannot receive the information due to neurological trauma rather than eye trauma.

The eye is a muscle based function. The eye is also the center point for balance and gravity. Spacial organization does come from other points in the body but as in the Vitruvian Man, eye-hand coordination starts with the body’s ability to respond to stimuli.

Concerns with Vision

Ever wonder how your child is seeing their world? You should be checking and playing with their vision as early as six months of age. In these videos, Michelle Turner, movement specialist, and Felipe Perez, ML Practitioner, will be working with two young children to show typical 'healthy' and 'unhealthy' vision. If you have any concerns about your child's vision, please refer to a pediatric ophthalmologist.

A typical child with 'unhealthy' vision can:

  1. Doesn't work the room - can concentrate on what they are doing but is socially unaware of the world around them.
  2. Visual Field drops going IN and OUT - (Short) can look at a ball then away, rather to your face. Then forgets about the balla (long) Can look at a flower then off to something else and doesn't come back. 
  3. Concentrate with their eyes - can't follow along with the song, story or conversation. Seems like they aren't paying attention but they actually can't see the story.
  4. ​Head and Eye movements can only work together. 

A typical child with 'healthy' vision can:

  1. Works the room - can concentrate on what they are doing but is socially aware of the world around them.
  2. Go In and Out of their visual field - (Short) can look at a ball then to your face and back to the ball. (long) Can look at a flower then to the swing and back to you. 
  3. Concentrate with their eyes - follow along with the song, story or conversation.
  4. Head and Eye movement are separate.

please schedule your evaluation by calling us at 1 (602) 909-2565 to discuss your options.