Cortical Vision Impairment (CVI)

What is Cortical Vision Impairment (CVI)?

It is what my child has been diagnosed with.

The medical term is

  • a form of vision impairment that is caused by a brain problem rather than an eye problem.  CVI is caused by any process that damages the visual parts of the brain.

So, this means basically that Brent is blind.  Blind only in his right eye so I am thankful that he still can see good in his left eye.  With the diagnosis, comes Vision Therapy!

Just another thing to add to the list for the next IEP meeting.  That’s another blog title for another day….haha! There are all sorts of exercises and therapies that you can do to try and help strengthen the eyes and we are striving to do what it takes! We will share more as therapy starts and share some of the neat things we learned.

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