The eye takes the picture of what we see. Our brain helps us decode what it is.
Vison is a three-step process involving (1) the eye, which captures the image, (2) the visual pathway within the brain (which delivers the image from the eye to the brain) and (3) the visual cortex (which interprets or gives meaning to the images).
Even children with 20/20 vision can experience symptoms such as visual fatigue, headaches, or difficulty with visual tasks because of disturbances along the neuropathways of the vision system within the brain. These patients experience struggles in school or the inability to enjoy regular activities.
A functional eye exam can uncover areas of weakness in the visual system and account for physical symptoms. To schedule a functional eye exam, please contact our affiliate optometric practice, Advanced Vision Center.