A Visual Therapy Evaluation consists of an expanded assessment of tracking, focusing and eye-teaming skills to determine the “visual fitness” of your eyes.  Do the eyes aim, move and work as a coordinated team? Do they maintain clarity at varying distances? Do the eyes maintain accurate eye movement control and fixation? 

The point of these tests is to see how the eyes work together (converge and diverge), how well your eyes focus up close, how well they focus, and your eye movement ability.

Because these skills determine the efficiency and adequacy of the visual system to search and gather visual information, they are critical to provide clear, comfortable vision.  Visual efficiency skills are graded as inadequate, borderline or adequate.

Our Visual Information Processing (VIP) Assessment investigates higher-level visual skills and one’s ability to analyze, retrieve, interpret and act on visual information.  Exact tests given during our VIP assessment are based on prior testing and individual needs. Assessments may evaluate gross motor, bilateral and bimanual integration, visual analysis, visual motor integration, fine motor, visual spatial, visual auditory integration, auditory perceptual and discrimination skills, and speed of processing and reading and spelling strategies.  

The purpose of our VIP Assessment is to gain an understanding of perceptual strengths and weaknesses in order to determine the extent to which they may be affecting school, work and/or sports performance. Before beginning a course of optometric vision therapy, a VIP assessment is used to determine the best course and estimate the length of treatment. Scores are given as age equivalents or percentile ranks (PR) (50% being average) and classified as “very weak” (two years behind or less than 25th PR), “weak” (1 year behind or 26th to37th PR), “average” (at age equivalent or 38th to 63rd PR), “strong” (1 year ahead or 64th to 87th PR) or “very strong” (2 years ahead or above 88th PR). 
Additionally, we work closely with other professionals such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, audiologists, speech and language pathologists, psychologists, teachers, and other medical professionals.
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