As a research-based non-profit organization, part of the Gemstone Foundation mission is to serve the public through
outreach, education, and special projects.
Visual screenings at most schools do not currently measure or detect the symptoms of kids with visual skill problems.
They weren’t designed to. As a result, students with these problems often continue to have difficulty reading, even if they have 20/20 vision.
Current research suggests that at least 1 in 10 students experience visual discomfort or other symptoms while reading, which we call Eyes in Conflict. Among students who are reading poorly, evidence shows that number jumps to 1 in 3 or more.
(And if those readers are also juvenile offenders, it’s 1 in 2.)
We work with parent-teacher associations, school principals and other administrators to build awareness about
problems with visual skills and help them advocate for class, school or district-wide screening and training for eyes in conflict.
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The “Eyes Together Training“ program
Drawing from the latest research and our ongoing work with students and adults with visual skill problems, Gemstone has developed the
"Eyes Together Training" program to train visual skills. If you or someone you care about is having visual troubles including difficulty reading,
you may benefit from one of Gemstone's training programs. To determine whether training is right for you... Read more...
"Eyes in Conflict" – What's that?
Eye muscle control is just like the control of other muscles in your body. We're not born knowing how to move our eyes to read, or to work together
close to our faces. It’s a neuromuscular skill – actually,
a group of skills — that must be learned. And just like every other skill, some people learn faster than others... Read more...