Helping children with Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia and Dyslexia
Vision and Reading
To read efficiently you need to focus (converge) both eyes on the same word, and then move your eyes smoothly across the page.
If you can't do this you have Convergence Insufficiency
Symptoms of Convergence Insufficiency include:
- ✔ Difficulties learning to read.
- ✔ Difficulty paying attention.
- ✔ Words appear to move, or are blurry, or are double.
- ✔ Get eye strain or headaches when reading.
- ✔ Reads slowly.
- ✔ Can only read for short periods of time.
- ✔ Coloured overlays help.
Convergence Insufficiency is usually not tested for in a standard eye test, yet it is a common condition which effects about 13% of the general population and more than 30% of children with Dyslexia.
Attention and Convergence
If you have trouble focussing on close work it is natural to gaze into space to rest your eyes and therefore not pay attention to what you are meant to be doing.
If you don't look at someone when they speak you can also miss half the message.
Playing Engaging Eyes regularly improves convergence by training you to converge your eyes and then practising and practising this skill.
In the game you need to shoot targets. The targets will appear 3D if you wear Red / Cyan glasses, look evenly through both eyes, and converge your eyes.
Improved convergence will improve reading fluency and reduce other symptoms of Visual Stress - like difficulties reading black print on white paper.
It will also improve attention as you will be able to better focus on close work.
To play Engaging Eyes you need to wear Red and Cyan 3D glasses which can be bought from Amazon and other places.
It is suitable for children 5+ and adults.