What is Visual Processing Disorder?

Visual processing disorder refers to a reduced ability to make sense of information taken in through the eyes. It is different from problems involving sight or sharpness of vision. Difficulties with visual processing affect how visual information is interpreted or processed. A person with visual processing problems may have 20/20 vision but may have difficulties discriminating foreground from:

  • background,
  • forms,
  • size, and
  • position in space.

The person may be unable to synthesise and analyse visually presented information accurately or fast enough. The eyes look and the brain sees.

(BNC, 2015)