Cortical Vision Impairment (CVI)

What this article is about: This article provides a brief overview of CVI and provides links to resources where you can find more information and support.

According to the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus,  cortical visual impairment (CVI) is, “a decreased visual response due to a neurological problem affecting the visual part of the brain. Typically, a child with CVI has a normal eye exam or has an eye condition that cannot account for the abnormal visual behavior. It is one of the most frequent causes of visual impairment in children from developed countries.”

Our resources below will help you get started on the topic of CVI.

The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus’s CVI patient info page.

American Foundation for the Blind’s CVI resources.

Little Bear Sees is a favorite resource used by parents for all things related to CVI.