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.
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:
A typical child with 'healthy' vision can: