CHILDREN'S EYE CARE
What is Vision Perception?
Vision perception is essentially a child’s ability to interpret what he or she sees. A child may
have “20/20” vision, but that doesn’t mean that he or she can understand what he or she is
seeing. Perceptual skills evolve through a natural process of development at a predictable rate.
Through these skills, a child gains understanding of classification (organizing information
according to specific features and analyzing the information for the acquisition of
Visual analysis skills are reflected in mastery of the directionality conventions (eg. systematic
counting and left to right in reading), in the ability to remember codes (eg. printed letters,
numbers, their specifics and relationships), and in the ability to retain information. Analysis
of these skills can answer certain questions such as: Why is my child always reversing