When we are performing any close task (like reading or computer) our eyes need to co-ordinate easily and efficiently. Some of us, particularly children in primary school have difficulty getting the finer details of this correct. We need to be able to point our eyes at the correct point in space (ie the words on the page) and hold our focus there as well.
When our visual system is developing, this can be difficult and inefficient. If this system does not work well, it can cause eyestrain and discomfort with reading. Combined with the heavy load of learning to read at the same time, it can make book work and reading quite unpleasant. A thorough assessment of all of these functions of the visual system is part of all children’s eye examination at Russell Jones Kelly.