Author: DrB

VILD Notes and Symptom Checklist

The attached notes and checklist are for sharing and information purposes. The Notes section offers general information about the nature of human visual function, and the Symptoms and Signs Checklist is a survey to help characterize the nature of possible…

AAP Vision Screening Recommendations

Less Than Meets the Eye: When ‘Expert’ Advice is False Economy Pediatricians receive only cursory training in assessing children’s visual function, and only minimal exposure to ophthalmic disease. This is reflected in the visual screening recommendations by The American Academy…

The Human Visual Developmental Pyramid

Vision has often been depicted as a ‘pyramid’, with core functions and systems arriving early in development (the ‘base’) and other more advanced behaviours and skills arriving afterwards, partly as a function of earlier development. The graphic representation is designed…

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…

Vision Blindness – Preface

Vision. So what. What’s so special about vision? That is, it’s importance cannot be overstated, but as one family doctor told me one day when discussing a child who had recently been given medications for behaviour and emotional concerns, “what…

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…

Real Doctors Aren’t All the Same

When I landed in a doctorate program in developmental optometry, after some years working in public education and tech, I was surprised at what I had found – pleasantly so. Having studied neural science, neuropsychology, and education, my mind and…