ADD / ADHD, Dyslexia, Science, Visual

Visual Field Testing

Whilst many children with dyslexia or ADD / ADHD have good eye sight according to standard visual acuity tests, there is some evidence to suggest that other aspects of vision which do not get routinely tested may have problems. This includes the visual field or how good you are at seeing things which are in your peripheral vision. If you wish to try out your field of vision, try out this visual field tester.

Background information on visual processing.
Statement from the American Academy of Optometry and the American Optometric Association relating to dyslexia.
Parent’s Checklist from the Optometrists Network for parents investigating possible causes for their child’s problems with Attention Deficit Disorder (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder), attention span, hyperactivity, behavior, learning and/or reading.