Vision is more than the limited concept of sight measured in terms of reading letters on an eye chart. Vision is the process of deriving meaning from what is seen. It involves a complex network of factors including fixation and eye movement abilities, accommodation (eye focusing), convergence (eye aiming), binocularity (eye teaming), visual perception (interpreting what is seen) and visual-motor integration. Problems in any one of these areas can be debilitating.
Visual dysfunctions commonly seen in vision rehabilitation include: amblyopia (lazy-eye), strabismus (crossed or wandering eye), binocular disorders, accommodative disorders, oculomotor (eye movement) dysfunction, and/or visual-perceptual dysfunction.
Vision rehabilitation research is aimed at finding better options to diagnose and treat patients with visual dysfunction.
For more information, contact the Clinical Vision Research Center.