Monday, August 31, 2009

Vision and Dyslexia

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Ophtalmology, and the American Association of Certified Ortoptists, they all have stated that vision problems are not the cause of primary dyslexia.
We most definitely agree with this statement as they are completely right on this item. The cause for DYSLEXIA is faulty perception produced by faulty proprioception. What these institutions are ignoring is that it is possible to correct a proprioceptive dysfunction by use of the secondary visual pathway as a neurological pathway to reach the brain.
They do not yet possess the know-how to prescribe active prisms because this option is still not part of their technical background.
They know how to prescribe passive prisms for correction of eye deviations but they don't know how to prescribe active prisms to manage the proprioceptive system.
This is a specific technique which must be learned separately.
The prisms we are using are neither passive prisms nor yoked prisms. We have been using this technique for the last 30 years with very good clinical results because our prisms are not aimed at correcting anything in the eye. They send only new visual information to correct the proprioceptive dysfunctions.

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