Wall Township Visual Processing

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Empowered Learning Transformation Centers

Comprehensive Eye Exam

We provide comprehensive eye exams for children and adults. We recommend all children have their first eye exam between the ages of 6 months to one year, then again at age 3, then before entering school, and finally every 1 to 2 years throughout childhood and young adulthood. Regular eye exams are important for everybody, regardless of your age or your need for visual correction. During a comprehensive eye exam, we will not only check your need for glasses or contacts, but also evaluate your entire visual system and do a full ocular health examination. There are many underlying visual deficiencies that the patient may be unaware of and can only be detected in a comprehensive eye exam. Also, many ocular and systemic diseases are symptom free and are diagnosed for the first time during an eye exam. We recommend eye exams every 1 to 2 years for all patients up to age 40. After age 40, we recommend annual eye exams.

 

Vision is a dynamic process that involves the integration of the brain, eyes and body. During the initial evaluation, I will evaluate refractive status (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism), test distance and near visual acuity and screen for signs of amblyopia or strabismus (crossed or lazy eyes). A complete assessment of the internal and external health of the eyes will take place.

 

Binocular Vision Exam

Distance Vision: visual acuity (sharpness, clearness) at 20 feet distance.

Near Vision: visual acuity for short distance (specifically, reading distance).

Focusing Skills: the ability of the eyes to maintain clear vision at all distances.

Eye Tracking and Fixation Skills: the ability of the eyes to accurately and efficiently follow a line of print.

Binocular Fusion: the ability to maintain single vision.

Stereopsis: the ability to experience depth perception and peripheral vision.

Convergence: the ability of the eyes to aim, move and work as a coordinated team.

Color Vision: the ability to differentiate colors.

 

Visual Processing Evaluation

Visual processing disorder refers to a reduced ability to make sense of information taken in through the eyes. This is different from problems involving sight or sharpness of vision. Difficulties with visual processing affect how visual information is interpreted or processed. A person with visual processing problems may have 20/20 vision but may have difficulties discriminating foreground from background, forms, size, and position in space. The person may be unable to synthesise and analyse visually presented information accurately or fast enough. The eyes look and the brain sees.

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