WHAT IS VISUAL PROCESSING?
Visual processing is a term that is used to refer to the brain’s ability to use and interpret visual information from the world around us.
The process of converting light energy into a meaningful image for you to understand is a complex process that is facilitated by numerous brain structures and higher level cognitive processes. Your eye receives the image, sends it along the complex pathways of your visual cortex, to be processed by the brain.
For some people, these images get scrambled, or confused and misinterpreted, leading to visual processing problems such as dyslexia, Dyspraxia (DCD), migraines, some conditions related to autism (ASD), or other common perceptual issues such as “face blindness” or peripheral blur.
Crowleys Opticians have invested in Visual Processing facilities in our stores as we feel the future of optical care will incorporate this important service for customers who are suffering from visual stress due to processing issues.
20% of people struggle with some form of visual processing issue where the eye is functioning perfectly, but the visual message being sent to the brain along the Visual Cortex is being misinterpreted due to a processing error.