It stands to reason that children need good vision to be able to get the most out of school.

Human vision normally develops the most rapidly in the first year of life, and especially before the age of 3 years.

It can only develop well when children spend plenty of time in a rich, complex 3D visual landscape. And it depends on children being free to move their bodies around in this 3D landscape, for them to make the most sense of it.

The consequences of this learning include:

  • spatial awareness… knowing where your body is in a space (not bumping into things)
  • spatial reasoning… knowing where things are, in relation to each other (above, below, next to, etc)
  • hand eye coordination… holding tools, picking things up, writing, etc
  • seeing objects as 3 dimensional… height, depth, width, etc
  • peripheral vision… seeing objects moving from the corners of our eyes (important for road safety)
  • controlling our eye movements… following text across a page when reading

Good vision helps children to cope well with school.