As a clinician trained in visual science, I was heavily conditioned to look at an eye problem in a diagnostic way. Later, with coaching from Behavioural Optometric colleagues, I learned to convert the visual diagnostic terms into behaviours. In this way, patients better understood the value of participating in a Vision Therapy program. After the VT program, they would behave differently in their lives. That was a great step in more effectively describing the benefits of the time involved.
As I integrated more and more disciplines into my Vision therapy approach, I discovered a strong connection between what the eye measurements were showing me and the way the person was leading their lives. This leads me to the question of the title of this blog. What do I see when I look at a VT patient's problem?
What I am measuring in the eye is coded information. Following vision developmental theory, the eyes record the changes in perception from the brain and mind. The nature of the eye is pointing the way to a deviation from accurate perceiving. Since the eye is part of the biological system of the body, there is an inherent truth in the nature of what the eye is communicating. With this approach, in vision therapy, what I see is to guide the patient back to perceiving correctly. They learn and master how their eyes guide them to their true nature. If readers are interested, I can go deeper into the background of this process. Let me know.