VISION AND READING
Symptoms of reading related vision problems can seem elusive and are often undetected by parents and teachers. Many of these children have passed vision screenings. Reading requires the integration of a number of different visual skills: visual fixation, accommodation or focus, binocular fusion, convergence, tracking, form perception, field of view and acuity. Because a combination of problems is usually at the root of a reading problem, all possible causes should be explored. While a basic vision screening tests for only one of these skills, acuity, a comprehensive vision examination covers all of them. It is important that a well qualified optometrist provide these services.