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Assessments conducted at Vision and Perception Practice are designed to understand the functional aspects of the visual motor abilities, such as eye tracking, eye teaming, eye focusing, visual perception and the presence of visual stress or pattern glare. These assessments may take from 30min to 90min. A recommendation on the type of assessment will be provided based on the symptoms presented. These results from the assessments will provide information of the performance of the visual system as a whole, such as why an individual is careless, has poor attention span at near or has difficulties learning.
We have also made a video to explain the types of visual motor weakness and how it can impact learning.
Standard eye tests are designed to detect eyesight problems (eg. Myopia, Astigmatism etc) or eye health, pathological/structural problems (eg. Cataract/Retinal Diseases etc) and these does not provide us with all the data necessary to understand how the visual system performs (how fast and accurate the eyes move? Or if the blur near vision with headaches are caused by poor eye teaming or poor eye focusing?)
Screenings usually take about 30min while assessments can take up to 90min. Please contact us to understand which screening/assessment is suitable for you.
In general, a 1 page report is provided for Learning Related Vision screening and a 2-3 page report is optional for the comprehensive Functional & Binocular Vision Assessment. The findings of the report should be relayed to the various professionals (e.g. pediatricians, psychologists, occupational therapists) who are involved in the support /rehabilitation of the individual. They should also be relayed to the school teachers as it may provide suggestion for accommodation support in school.
Yes. Parental/caregiver involvement is required during the testing.
Yes. Vision disorders and/or binocular vision disorders can affect an adult due to various reasons (e.g. developmental, degenerative disorders, brain injuries or concussions).
An assessment is necessary before conducting Vision Therapy. Some visual diagnoses such as Convergence Insufficiency, Convergence Excess, Accommodation Dysfunctions and more, can be greatly improved with the use of specialized glasses. Without having all the data, it is not possible to decide on the type of intervention that is most helpful for each case.