Specialty Evaluations

Infinite Vision provides specialty vision evaluations in addition to our normal eye exams. The evaluation covers many essential visual skills including the following:

Post-Injury Evaluation

The effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury can produce many vision issues. Patients often experience fatigue, inattention, headaches and double vision. Oftentimes, patients will notice they begin to lose their place or skip words when reading. Traumatic Brain Injury can also cause difficulty processing visual information and have trouble with concentration. The injury can also cause stress to both the central and peripheral vision systems. This stress can cause motion sickness, imbalance or difficulty tolerating crowded environments.

Due to the major impact on the visual system a Traumatic Brain Injury may cause, immediate assessment and treatment is recommended. This allows the needs of the patient to be addressed as they begin the process of rehabilitation.

This type of evaluation typically lasts one hour.

Binocular Evaluation

Visual Acuity at Near

Is vision clear and single at close distances? Clear sight at short distances is critical to reading, writing, close work, and computer use.

Eye Teaming Skills

Do the two eyes aim, move and work as a coordinated team? Weaknesses in binocular (two-eyed) vision and eye teaming skills can cause numerous difficulties, including convergence insufficiency and poor depth perception.

Eye Focusing Skills

Do the eyes maintain clear vision at varying distances? Rapid, automatic eye focus adjustment is critical to learning, reading, writing, sports, etc. Deficiencies can cause visual fatigue, reduced reading comprehension and/or avoidance of close work or other activities.

Eye Movement Skills

Do eye movements show adequate muscle control, tracking, fixation, etc.? In the classroom, normal eye movements allow rapid and accurate shifting of the eyes along a line of print or from book to desk to board, etc. In sports, efficient eye movements contribute to eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time and accurate tracking.

Visual Perception

Visual perceptual deficits may lead to difficulties in learning, recognizing, and remembering letters and words, learning basic mathematical concepts of size, magnitude, and position, confusing likeness and minor differences, mistaking words with similar beginnings, distinguishing the main idea from insignificant details, and poor handwriting.

Prism Evaluation

Prism evaluations can be a solution to alleviating double vision. A prism is a type of lens added to glasses that allows the doctor to shift and align the images between the two eyes to alleviate eyestrain and double vision. In addition, prism evaluations can be an effective way to help patients suffering from visual field loss. Using yoked prism, the doctor can shift a patient’s visual field to allow for greater peripheral vision.

This type of evaluation typically last about one hour and is appropriate for patients who have unresolved double vision.

 


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