Developmental or Behavioral Optometrists may be able to treat individuals with autism experiencing visual difficulties. There are professionals who believe that some of the unusual behaviors associated with autism may be related to visual-perceptual problems. Some individuals with autism experience vision difficulties, such as poor eye contact, difficulty attending visually, visual fixation, and hyper or hyposensitivity to light and/or color. Treatments may include the use of specialized colored or prism lenses or practicing vision exercises.
Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome and the Irlen Lens System Written by Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.
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