Seeing 20/20 is Only Part of the Picture
Eyesight is simply the ability to see from one point to another. Vision, on the other hand, is how our brain and eyes communicate in order to evaluate and use the information we see.
Eyesight vs. Vision
Eighty percent of what we learn comes through the visual system - and it’s not just about seeing clearly. “Seeing” 20/20 happens in the eyes, it is what we call eyesight. ‘Vision”, on the other hand, happens in the brain! What many do not realize is that vision is a learned process. Vision is the result of our development, our experiences with the world around us, our eye movements, how the eyes interact with the brain and how information is interpreted and processed in the brain. Seeing 20/20 is simply the ability to see clearly from one point to another. Vision, however, is the intricate process of taking what we see and understanding it. Using what is seen to make complex decisions, directing our actions and our perception. We see with our brains, not just our eyes. We often take for granted the delicate yet precise coordination of our eyes to accomplish everyday tasks; fusing, following, fixating, focusing. Consider that many vision problems that affect learning cannot be treated with glasses alone. Improving vision is not only possible, but for those with a vision problem, is essential for success.