Developmental Vision Evaluation
When a child or adult exhibits signs of reading and/learning difficulties, the first step should begin with a Developmental Vision Evaluation. To start, our doctors begin with an in-depth case history, followed by a comprehensive sensorimotor and visual perceptual assessment. This assessment measures eye coordination and visual processing related to reading fluency, letter reversals, handwriting, attention/ concentration, and overall learning abilities. After testing, our doctors will determine if any visual diagnoses are impacting educational performance, prescribe appropriate lenses when necessary and provide a written report, including classroom accommodations, and plan for therapeutic solutions to visual problems for future educational success.
Developmental Vision EVALUATION INCLUDES
- Eye Tracking (Ocular Motility) Testing – A measurement of micro eye movement called saccades.
- Eye Teaming (Binocular Vergence) Testing – A measurement of coordination and convergence of the two eyes.
- Eye Focusing (Accommodation) Testing – A measurement of automatic eye focusing relating to the clarity of near vision and near visual attention.
- Visual Discrimination – The ability to see likes from differences.
- Visual Memory – The ability to visually remember the characteristics of a shape/object after a brief presentation.
- Visual-Spatial Relationships – The ability to see the difference among forms based on orientation.
- Visual Sequential Memory – The ability to remember for immediate recall a series of forms in their specific order of presentation.
- Visual Figure-Ground – The ability to perceive a form visually, and to find this form hidden in a clutter of background.
- Visual Directionality – The ability to identify language symbols based on their directional orientation.
- Visual Motor Integration – The ability to analyze visual information and reproduce the response in a paper and pencil task.
- Visually Directed Gross Motor Function – The ability to effectively integrate the two halves of the body.
- Visual-Vestibular Integration – The ability to integrate the visual system and the vestibular system.
- Baseline reading tests – Standardized testing of word recognition and fluency.
We also provide a thorough eye health and vision evaluation to determine the health of the eyes, visual acuity (eyesight) and refractive condition for appropriate corrective lenses when needed.
DEVELOPMENTAL VISION SERVICES
This evaluation will determine the presence of:
- Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
- Convergence Insufficiency (CI) & Double Vision
- See-Sick Syndrome (Motion Sickness)
- Strabismus (Cross or Turned Eye)
- Vision-Related Reading/Learning Problem
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