The More You Know...


Good Vision requires your eyesight, visual pathways, and brain to all work together. When they don't, even a person with 20/20 eyesight can experience difficulty reading, writing and processing information.,

Most people think that is a person's visual acuity is 20/20 their vision is 'normal' or 'perfect'. That's not that case. Visual acuity is a measure of the clarity of a person's vision and is tested by having a patient read a line of letters on an eye chart. This test does not require the same amount and types of eye movements that reading does, so it cannot be used to determine whether a child has the visual skills necessary to read. While clear vision is important, it is only one of many visual skills required to be able to read and learn.

  • 75-90% of classroom learning comes through the visual systems.
  • 80% of children who are reading disabled, including dyslexics, have vision problems that can be solved.
  • 25% of all children have a vision problem significant enough to affect their performance in school.
  • 95% of first grade nonreaders had significant vision problems. They had nearly 2.5 times more visual problems than first grade high achievers.
  • School vision screenings, such as a Snellen eye chart or photo screenings, detect only 20-30% of vision problems in schools
  • Only 13% of mothers with children younger than 2 years of age have taken their baby for a functional well-care eye exam. Yet 1 out of 10 children are at risk for having an undiagnosed vision problem.

Performance Vision Therapy is now in its own location just three doors down from Cool Springs EyeCare in Suite 12. For an appointment or information, please call (615) 905-4668.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm