Whereas: Literacy is a core-competency for all people everywhere.
Whereas: Near vision occupies a significant portion of visual attention in literacy tasks.
Whereas: Literacy skills are used in academic learning, work productivity, activities of daily living, and recreational - social activities.
Whereas: Binocular stability is defined as the visual system’s ability to establish and maintain clear and single vision in sustained near vision tasks, in other words in all literacy tasks.
Whereas: Binocular instability results in poor visual attention, discomfort, and inefficiency in near vision literacy tasks, thus negatively impacting achievement in academic learning, work productivity, activities of daily living and recreational-social activities.
Therefore: the Near Vision Institute is founded to educate, provide evaluation & treatment services, develop tools, and support research into improving near vision function in literacy tasks in order to transform lives and realize human potential worldwide.