Student-Athlete Baseline Vision Testing
The Student-Athlete Baseline Vision Testing is designed to provide parents with an essential baseline of key visual functions for their student-athlete before or during their season of play. By having baseline visual performance scores in areas involving eye tracking, eye teaming and eye focusing, before any potential blows to the head, these tests can be repeated to determine if there are diagnostic indications of a concussion. This 15-minute testing will help student-athletes detect any vision condition that may occur if the athlete experiences any physical harm during competition. The exam fee for this testing is $20.
This testing will assess the following areas of vision:
- Visual Acuity Testing (Eyesight) – A measurement of how clearly the patient can see.
- 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.
The Student-Athlete Baseline Vision Testing is not an evaluation of eye health nor will it provide a prescription for eyeglasses. If the testing indicates that a child is at risk, a Developmental Vision Evaluation will be recommended.
At our initial appointment, I was so pleased with how amazing the staff was. We walked into what felt like a “home” and not a therapy office. Each of the tests was explained to us before they started. Not only would they tell us how the test was performed but also why they do the test.
We were very pleased with the thorough testing she received at her initial visits to Wow and the time Dr. Fortenbacher and his staff spent with us explaining the results. Many of our concerns were addressed by the test results.
The first time we went in, the staff was super nice and spoke to Lucas as a person versus a kid. The doctor explained each of the tests and what it would be like to attend vision therapy. Lucas found instant joy in the methods because they were less like work and more geared towards fun and things he could accomplish.
Dr. Bartolini did Carter’s evaluation, and she was amazing! She made him feel so comfortable, and she explained everything to me. Any questions I had she was able to answer and provide me with research as to where the information is coming from.
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