After a general eye health and wellness examination, a Vision Therapy Evaluation is performed which consists of an expanded assessment of tracking, focusing and eye-teaming skills to determine the “visual fitness” of your/your child's 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. 

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, 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, rehabilitation 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. 
Additionally, we work closely with other professionals such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, audiologists, speech and language pathologists, psychiatrist, physiatrists, chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, neuro-psychologists, teachers, and other medical professionals. Our comprehensive assessments allow us to share information with these other professionals and to collaborate and help patient's develop or regain visual skills as quickly as possible.