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Most people define “perfect vision” as 20/20 eyesight. Vision is much more than 20/20. A person can have 20/20 at distance but still have other visual abilities that are underdeveloped for close work. While 20/20 is a measure for visual acuity – clarity at distance – it is not a complete measure of the vision system.
There are other visual skills that affect the ability to “see”.
Tracking – the ability to move smoothly following words or objects and to jump accurately between two targets.
Eye Teaming – the ability to point both eyes at the right place at the same time without strain.
Focusing – the ability to keep print clear when reading and to quickly and easily change focus from near to far without blur.
Visual Perception – the ability to interpret, identify, give meaning and recall; to coordinate eyes, hands, and body with appropriate spatial awareness.
Central-Peripheral Integration – the ability to select where you place your visual attention and simultaneously monitor the periphery.
The vision system is a complex inner working between the eyes, brain and body. These visual skills work interdependently such that a deficiency in one area can affect the other skills. Most every task we do --- reading, writing, driving, and sports activities --- involves the integration of these skills to decode, comprehend, act and remember.If these vision skills were not developed well or have become dysfunctional, they can be diagnosed through a comprehensive vision evaluation and treated through lenses, vision therapy and other treatments.