Cerebral Visual Impairment or CVI is an umbrella term for brain-related problems with vision
Children with brain-related visual impairment, also known as CVI, have difficulty seeing the world around them and this can cause avoidable mental health problems like anxiety and low self-esteem. CVI can manifest in many ways –like being unable to: find things in a cluttered page; or avoid bumping into people; or copy; or change eye position effectively to keep focused on a task. In a primary school –aged child this can appear as failure to understand; as clumsiness or inattention, or as social and communication difficulties. The visual impairment underlying these problems may be hidden as the child may appear to be able to see objects normally. Therefore their behaviour is put down to other causes and may elicit punishment, or to being set back academically.