The Evaluation includes the following elements:
- Comprehensive case history and eye health evaluation
- Visual acuity at distance and near
- Eye teaming skills: Tests the risk of double vision, the ability to keep single vision comfortably for sustained periods of time and the ability of the eyes to work together as a team. Problems in this area can cause many difficulties including poor depth perception or inability to converge the eyes efficiently.
- Focusing Skills: This is the ability to clear an image quickly when looking from one distance to another, or to hold focus for a period of time such as while reading. Problems in this area can cause reduced ability to read, eye fatigue and/or avoidance of reading and other near-point activities.
- Eye Movement Skills: The ability to move the eyes accurately and quickly from point to point along a line while processing the scanned information at the same time.
- Visual Attention: The ability to stay on a visual task, to maintain attention span.
- Visual-spatial abilities: The ability to have an awareness of "Where am I" in space.
- Integration of Vision with the vestibular (balance) system and other sensory systems:The eyes rarely act alone when determining how we deal with our world. We take in information from vision, balance, auditory, proprioception (touch), kinesthetic (movement) and motion to help determine how to move through space. We also rely on vision perception skills to help us to put meaning to things in our spacial world.