April is autism awareness month
Here is what you need to know about autism and vision in a nutshell.
Since autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affect how we process and respond to sensory information, it’s important to evaluate exactly what visual sensory information is going in.
Recent studies have found that refractive errors, such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and/or astigmatism, may be more common in those with an ASD. The same goes for strabismus (often called cross-eye) and amblyopia (lazy eye). These problems can be treated, corrected, and sometimes even prevented. Especially if we can catch them early in life.
For more information on how optometrists like us can help treat vision disorders in people with ASD, click here: http://www.visiontherapy.ca/autism.html
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