P.A.V.E. is a national non-profit education 501(c) 3 resource and support organization whose mission it is to raise public awareness of the crucial relationship between vision and achievement.
P.A.V.E. was founded by Marjie Thompson and it grew nationally by the reciprocal backing of parents and teachers supporting children who had suffered the effects of undiagnosed vision problems. After having searched for answers to the children’s learning problems, the children were finally diagnosed and successfully treated by a developmental/behavioral optometrist, and the treatment given was vision therapy.
P.A.V.E. aims to keep spreading the knowledge about vision therapy and its positive effects, to help reduce the risk of children and adults remaining undiagnosed, needlessly suffering failure and frustration. There is still a large number of parents, educators and medical professionals who are unaware of the critical link between efficient learning and vision.