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Vision Blindness Part 3 – What we won’t see.

(See Part 2 here.) In the Preface to this series, I mentioned how I’ve been personally attacked for my advocacy for better (any) standards for children’s vision needs. No, I don’t have a saviour complex, and would much prefer to…

Vision Blindness Part 2 – What we don’t see.

What We Don’t See Affects How Things Appear (See Part 1 here.) Sharry came in with her daughter Sam, a socially awkward but friendly and intelligent 9 year-old, who is struggling in Gr 4. “The pediatrician said her eyes were…

Vision Blindness Part 1 – What we can’t see.

(See the Introduction here.) For many years, researchers have asked, ‘Why is it that nearsighted children seem to fare better in academics than farsighted children?’ Some have even gone so far as to suggest myopic IQ’s are higher than hyperopic…

Vision Blindness – Introduction

(See the Preface here.) There are many uses of the word ‘blind’. The concept is so broadly understood, and feared, that many languages have adopted the term to other common uses. When someone does not appreciate the gravity of a…

Visual Disabilities and Impairment: Mostly Refractive, Mostly Preventable

In an earlier post, I had outlined fundamental principles of hyperopia (farsightedness) as a physical disability. Likewise, astigmatism is a frequently un-diagnosed and untreated visual impediment that contributes to child health, behaviour, development, and learning concerns. The impact of nearsightedness…

Hyperopia as Physical Disability Part 2

In the recent post, I focused on hyperopia as a physical disability. This notion, that non-blinding vision dysfunction is a disability will be a new idea to many readers. There are many reasons for this and these are worthy of…