Child’s life transformed – thousands more suffering through misdiagnosis
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Trivex Lens Specialist Community Blog | Geraint Griffiths
Times are changing in Optometry and there is nothing more important to the future of our profession than the way we select and teach our undergraduates and measure their fitness to practice.
At the crossroads
My own Binocular status is interesting. I have an anatomical vertical decompensation in my left dominant eye and divergence excess, as well as a convergence insufficiency. Now I know why I had failed the opening height. The distance of a horizontal bar was impossible for me to judge in a poorly lit smoky stadium. This is a manifestation of sporting dyspraxia.
Optometrist Geraint Griffiths, a former champion high jumper, explains his passion for sports vision, which led to his successful independent practice in Leicester.
The brain, of which vision makes the biggest demand, is 2% of our body weight and requires 20% of glucose intake and 25% of oxygen.1 As a result of this huge energy demand, we have all become addicted to High Glycaemic Index (high GI) fast food, which feeds our hunger for blood sugar. It is no coincidence that this explosion of ametropia’s parallels an epidemic of obesity and Type II diabetes2.
The original findings in Sportvision research show a direct relationship between vision and athletic performance. These findings reach significance when two physiological types are separated.
SVUK 14 Busting the Myths , The Oxford Hotel, Oxfordshire, 21 Sept
Read a headline in the paper today, 10 Ways to cease being a worrier. Couldn't find, "get your eyes tested anywhere." Most people are completely unaware of the impact that vision has on their daily life and long-term health. We urgently need to dispel some of the myths that surround the understanding of visual performance. My presentation at SVUK 14 in Oxford this year is entitled the "Principles of visual psychology." Depression is the most insidious and health destroying condition and appears to be visually related.