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1 3 Minute Warm-Up John P. Jacobi, OD, FCOVD Developmental Optometrist Suburban Eye Care

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3 The Myth of 20/20 Vision Most vision problems go undetected because most people think 20/20 = perfect vision. 3

4 30 Seconds Each: 30 Seconds Each: Breathing Breathing Peripheral vs Central Awareness Peripheral vs Central Awareness Accommodation Accommodation Convergence Convergence Saccades/Pursuits Saccades/Pursuits Eye Ball Calisthenics Eye Ball Calisthenics

5 Breathing – –Importance of breathing – –Why are we doing this?

6 Localization –Where is it? –Where am I? –Laterality and Directionality

7 Peripheral vs. Central Awareness –Relaxation –Beginning of Spatial Awareness Why is spatial awareness important Why is spatial awareness important Inattention, behavioral problems, disorganized Inattention, behavioral problems, disorganized –Exploring visual span for reading How much of the word can I see? How much of the word can I see? Reading efficiency Reading efficiency

8 Fixation –Steadiness of –Head rotations

9 Accommodation aka Focusing – –Near far flexibility – –Improve reserve power more comfort more endurance – –Copying from the board

10 Focusing Problems Focusing is the physical ability to quickly, easily and clearly shift focus from looking at objects up close to seeing things far away. (Think of focusing a camera or a pair of binoculars.) There is an ACCURACY factor and a SPEED factor. 10

11 Convergence

12 Eyes Have to Point to the Same Place 12 Eyes Have to Point to the Same Place

13 Convergence –Eye coordination and teaming –Maintaining clear, single focus at reading distance –Warm-up designed to help with gaining and maintaining visual attention

14 Words Tracking 14

15 Saccades/Pursuits –Critical for tracking when reading and for sports –Goal Improving reading efficiency Improving reading efficiency Stimulating cognitive function through sensory and motor activities Stimulating cognitive function through sensory and motor activities

16 Eye Ball Calisthenics –Loosen up the vision system –Move eyes freely and fluidly get into parasympathetic mode get into parasympathetic mode more visual information can be processed more visual information can be processed –Help maintain overall visual performance throughout the day

17 Stay in Touch With Us Facebook.com/suburbaneyecare Pinterest.com/suburbaneyecare Dr. John Jacobi O.D. FCOVD (734)


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