Vision Evaluation //
At the Vision & Learning Center, we use modern techniques and the latest technology to diagnose and treat vision problems that impact reading and learning. The initial evaluation determines whether there is a vision problem, and if glasses or vision therapy are indicated. For some children with learning-related vision problems, subtle changes in prescriptions—involving reading glasses or bifocals for certain children—can yield dramatic improvements. A learning-related vision examination determines whether glasses are required, and we are happy to recommend locations to fill prescriptions.
When scheduling an evaluation, you should plan to spend roughly 90 minutes in the office. Our testing is more involved than many eye examinations, and takes more time. During this session, there is plenty of time for questions with the doctor. Our section on Vision & Learning explains some of the visual skills that we assess during this evaluation.
Visual Perceptual Evaluation //
When the doctor identifies a vision problem that requires therapy, visual perceptual testing may be indicated. This is an in-depth analysis of the twenty or more visual skills needed for reading and learning. Psycho-educational visual perceptual testing determines which skills are strong, which are weak, and which need the most improvement. This helps the doctor design a program of care to yield maximum academic improvement.
The doctor provides a report and explains the results of testing at a separate conference after testing has been competed. Children usually do not attend this consultation, since they may be self-conscious as the doctor and parents discuss testing results. Both parents should attend the conference, when appropriate, since the doctor explains numerous test results and provides recommendations.