Vision Performance Evaluation

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Step 1. Primary Care Comprehensive Eye Examination

  • This step is performed by the patient’s primary care optometrist.

  • At this visit, the optometrist will perform a complete vision and dilated ocular assessment to determine what areas of your vision could be causing problems and how it can be improved.

  • The majority of our patients complete this portion of the evaluation at our affiliated clinic, 20Twenty Eyecare.

  • However, often we receive referrals from other optometrists locally and around the state that have completed a primary care comprehensive eye examination and have noted something abnormal that needs a visual skills assessment.

Step 2. Visual Skills Assessment

  • During this visit, your eyes and brain will perform various diagnostic skills to evaluate how they gather visual information and work together as a team.

  • Your visual skills will be evaluated in areas that include eye tracking, depth perception, visual stamina, visual efficiency, and more.

  • 30-minute examination time

Step 3. Visual Information Processing Testing

  • This visit is designed to evaluate how your eyes and brain interpret visual information through a variety of comprehensive.

  • Our Vision Therapists will deliver the tests during an approximately three-hour visit.

  • The battery of testing includes visual memory, visual recognition, visual discrimination, figure-ground, and laterality and directionality.

  • The results of the VIP testing help guide the areas of improvement throughout vision therapy.

 

Step 4.  Vision Therapy Parent Consultation

  • This is an opportunity to gather the patient’s support team to ask the doctor any questions they may have regarding vision therapy. If any allied health professionals such as PT, OT, teachers, or tutors want to collaborate, they are also welcome to join for this consultation.

  • Additionally, the doctor will reveal the results of the evaluation and discuss options that will be implemented throughout the course of therapy.

  • 30 minutes

Step 5. Start Vision Therapy

  • After the parent consultation, now it is time to get scheduled for your vision therapy sessions.

  • Typically, vision therapy sessions are twice a week for 45-minute time slots.

  • We typically book for 8-week programs.

Step 6. Vision Therapy Progress Evaluations

  • Progress evaluations are scheduled at the end of the 8-week unit programs and are utilized to track how the patient has progressed following a home review.

  • Many of the visual skills that were tested during the visual skills assessment are compared at this date.

  • At this evaluation, the doctor will decide if more therapy is needed for the patient and what areas need to be focused on with extra emphasis.

Step 7. Graduation from Vision Therapy 

  • Even when it is time to graduate from vision therapy, the skills that are worked on throughout therapy are continually utilized throughout our daily lives.

  • Graduation is a time to celebrate all of the patient’s hard work and share success stories that both the patient and their parents put into their own words on how vision therapy has been helpful for them.