Connecting Vision and Body
The “traditional model” of optometry considers visual dysfunction as a structural problem whereas the “developmental model” recognises that vision is a dynamic process, which controls the action of the entire body and, in turn, is influenced by feedback from other sensory systems. Vision is not a static receptor of information but an interactive one. 70% of all sensory nerves in the entire body receives impulses from the eyes. Learning difficulties, behavioural problems, poor coordination and developmental delay may be the result of retained neonatal reflexes (also known as primitive reflexes).