Comprehensive Vision Exam
Our comprehensive vision exam checks for more than just 20/20 vision. Our full vision exam includes a complete examination of the patient's eye health, functional symptoms, visual acuity, and tests for eye tracking/saccades (eye movement and jumps), convergence (eye coordination), accommodation (ability to make vision clear), and visual processing (connection between brain and visual system) .
Dr. Raber and Dr. Shrock recommend scheduling a comprehensive vision exam to diagnose hidden vision problems, if you or your child...
Loses place while reading Sees words move or “swim”
Reverses letters or numbers Struggles with homework
Complains of headaches Rubs eyes or has eye strain
Closes or covers one eye Enjoys learning, but not reading
After testing our optometrists will schedule a follow up appointment to review your results and diagnoses. If vision therapy is recommend, the doctor will develop and share an individualized therapy plan a with you.
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Vision Testing Details
Our optometrists, Dr. Raber and Dr. Shrock, have been specifically trained to use the following tests, for children and adults to evaluate important areas of vision that often go unchecked during standard "20/20" visual acuity tests.
Our comprehensive vision exam lasts approximately 2.5 hours (testing can be done in 1 or 2 sessions) and will help uncover hidden vision problems.
Our comprehensive vision exams evaluate the following:
Acuity at Near and at a Distance - We test how clearly and accurately a person sees at both 20 feet and at close reading distance.
Focusing Skills - We test how well and quickly the eyes are able to adjust their focus on objects at different distances. The eyes’ ability—or inability—to rapidly and automatically adjust focus affects everything from participating in sports to reading and writing in educational and work settings. For example, children with focusing problems may struggle with school work.
Eye Teaming - These tests asses how well your eyes work as a team. Problems with eye teaming can cause depth perception and eye-hand coordination difficulties.
Eye Movement - These tests determine how well the eyes can perform tracking and fixing functions; for example, how well can a student go from reading a line of text close to them to following along with the teacher at the front of a classroom. Tracking and fixation also affect hand-eye coordination and reaction time.
Reversal Frequency - We test how well you mind your p’s and q’s, b’s and d’s and even short words like “was” and “saw.” When children over the age of 7 persistently confuse these letters, there may be a visual perception problem.
Visual Memory - This portion of the exam determines how well are you able to gather, store, and recall information collected by the eyes.
Visual Motor Integration Testing - These tests asses your ability to coordinate visual input with information from your other senses, such as touch (hand-eye coordination) and hearing (balance), etc.
Schedule Your Full Vision Exam
Our comprehensive exam can reveal the hidden vision problems behind frequent headaches, reading/writing struggles, and blurred or double vision. We want to help you see better so you can live better.
We will test for eye health, acuity (ability to focus at a distance) , convergence (ability to turn eyes together), eye pursuits/saccades (eye movement ability), accommodation (ability to make vision clear), and visual processing (the connection between the visual system and the brain).
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