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Visual Information Processing Evaluation

If a person’s visual skills are not adequately developed or impaired by a traumatic brain injury such as a motor vehicle accident or head injury, vision problems may occur.

Vision is more than clarity (20/20 on the eye chart). It is a complex combination of learned skills such as…

  • Tracking - the ability of the eyes to move smoothly across a printed page or while following a moving object.
  • Fixation - quickly and accurately locating and inspecting a series of stationary objects, such as words while reading.
  • Focus change - looking quickly from far to near and back without blur.
  • Depth Perception - judging relative distances of objects-how far or near they are.
  • Peripheral Vision - monitoring and interpreting what is happening in the surrounding field of vision.
  • Binocularity - using both eyes together as a team-smoothly, equally and accurately.
  • Maintaining Attention  - keeping focused on a particular activity while interference, such as noise, is present.
  • Near & Distance Acuity - clearly seeing, inspecting, identifying and understanding objects viewed at various distances
  • Visualization & Memory - accurately picturing images in the "mind's eye," retaining and storing them for future recall
  • Vision perception - understanding what is seen

Depending on patient history, signs, symptoms and/or the review of prior diagnostic evaluations, an independent assessment is recommended to evaluate and diagnose specific eye or vision problems.

If this assessment is being recommended for you or your child, it is likely your optometrist/teacher/OT is suspecting that an underlying visual problem may be interfering with yours or your child’s ability to learn, read, comprehend and pay attention.

Evaluation

An assessment of higher visual function may include, but is not limited to, an evaluation of the following:

  • Visual pathway function
  • Auditory-visual integration
  • Ocular motility function
  • Tests of visual attention
  • Visual discrimination
  • Visual spatial relations
  • Visual closure
  • Visual figure ground
  • Visual memory
  • Visual-motor integration

Determination of Treatment / Management Plan

The evaluation and assessment of visual skills and processing usually has the duration of one to three hours depending on the complexity of the conditions and may require more than one visit. A separate office visit may be necessary to discuss evaluation results and management considerations with patients, spouse, parents, or others.

What does VT entail?

  • A progressive program of vision procedures
  • Performed under doctor supervision
  • Individualized to fit the visual needs of each patient
  • Generally conducted in-office once a week. Sessions run for 30 minutes to an hour. Home practice is recommended.

Does my insurance cover this?

Every insurance policy is different. Our office cannot determine if you have coverage or not. We recommend that you contact your personal insurance provider and inquire if coverage is reserved for ‘Vision Training’ and assessments.

Currently, we are not able to submit directly to insurance companies for visual assessments and training.

Once payment is received, we can provide you with the invoice statements required to submit for reimbursement from your insurance company.

**If you are submitting a claim to your auto insurance because of injuries sustained due to a motor vehicle accident, and your file is still open, please fill out the ‘Acquired Brain Injury/Concussion Intake form’. We can submit an OCF-18 through HCAI for funding.

Orangeville Vision Development Centre
Orangeville Vision Development Centre provides personalized vision therapy , concussion management, and sports vision training services.

Orangeville Vision Development Centre
33A First Street
Orangeville, ON, L9W 2C8

Phone: 519-940-8426
Fax: 519-341-1648
Email: info@ovdc.ca

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