ADHD and Autism
Vision and Autism
Vision skills affect the acquisition of information from the world especially in the presence of autism. Children with autism cannot gain adequate information as they have difficulty fixating a target long enough to interpret the information. In addition, they are completely overwhelmed by the visual world which is, to the child, full of too much movement, brightness, and detail and thus interferes with his or her capacity to use vision effectively. Because this overwhelming feeling may be experienced during the exam, our doctors will modify exam techniques to ensure a thorough exam, but also that the child is comfortable as well.
Vision and ADHD
ADD or ADHD refers to a disorder that impedes a person’s ability to perform to his or her full potential. The symptoms show up in childhood and often carry on into adolescence and adulthood. Some symptoms seen in diagnosed children include:
- Careless mistakes made in schoolwork
- Difficulty sustaining attention to tasks
- Not listening to what is being said
- Difficulty organizing
- Losing and misplacing belongings
- Fidgeting and squirming in seat
- Excessive talking
- Interrupting or intruding on others
- Difficulty playing quietly
Undetected and untreated vision problems can cause some of the same symptoms commonly attributed to ADD or ADHD.
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Family Tree Optometric provides general vision, ocular health, and vision therapy services to residents in Irvine, California and surrounding communities.