CVI (cortical visual impairment)
A form of visual impairment often misunderstood.
CVI is the leading cause of visual impairment in children, but may be undetected.
Signs and Symptoms of possible CVI:
Children with CVI may
- Stare at light
- Have difficulty with faces
- Show little interest in books
- Become upset or fall asleep in new or noisy places
- Seem to mostly notice objects or events close to them
- Show interest in a familiar group of activities
CVI is not a condition of the eye; it is a condition in which children may look at objects, but not easily interpret what they see.
The Pediatric VIEW Program of The Children’s Home and Lemieux Family Center offers functional vision assessment, consultation with families, and collaboration with educational and medical providers.
If you have questions about your child’s visual processing, please contact PediatricVIEW@chomepgh.org or call 1-800-961-7704 or 412-441-4884.