As optometric clinicians who provide vision therapy, we find ourselves discussing the concept that vision is learned to patients and parents on a daily basis. Yet, when discussing to a parent, one of the goals of vision therapy is to develop proper binocular neuromuscular control, the parent may sometimes have the misconception that vision therapy is an eye muscle exercise process. This eye exercise myth can also be one of the reasons why educators could be confused about the “vision connection” to reading.
Sometimes others can say it better. In this case Neuroscientist Beau Lotto uses a variety of interesting demonstrations to show that vision is learned.
Dan L. Fortenbacher, O.D., FCOVD