WHAT IS VISUAL ACUITY?
Visual acuity, or 20/20 vision, is the clarity or sharpness of vision. It refers to the clarity of vision at both near and far distances.
WHAT ARE SOME SYMPTOMS OF DECREASED VISUAL ACUITY?
Symptoms of decreased visual acuity include: inability to distinguish small visual details, difficulty discriminating contrast and color, difficulty reading or writing, decreased fine motor coordination, and decreased safety resulting from inability to see obstacles in path of travel.
HOW CAN I HELP TREAT MY CHILD’S DECREASED VISUAL ACUITY?
People with decreased visual acuity should be referred to an ophthalmologist or optometrist to determine if their vision can be restored.
OUR APPROACH AT NORTH SHORE PEDIATRIC THERAPY
At North Shore Pediatric Therapy, we will first refer your child to an ophthalmologist or optometrist to determine if any corrective procedures or tools may be useful. We then create learning environments in which your child can use his remaining visual acuity to participate in all different kinds of activities, thus strengthening his confidence in his own abilities and fostering his sense of independence.