Saccade control is the ability of the eye(s) to move quickly from one point of interest to the next after an appropriate time of fixation (100 to 300 msec). To obtain a complete picture of the visual field a normal adult has to perform between 3-5 saccades or “snap-shots” per second, in order to bring all the visual field into focus. Details are captured in these serial images. The brain organizes this sequence so that it appears to us as an unbroken image. The visual system not only creates these sequences by means of controlled saccades, it also must be able to cope with the speed of sequences of images. This scanning of the visual field by saccades is learned during the first years of life.
WHAT IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH YOUR SACCADIC EYE MOVEMENTS?