Visual Information Processing Evaluation
If a person’s visual skills are not adequately developed or impaired by a traumatic brain injury, vision problems may occur. Impairing abilities with attention, efficiency and performance in school, work and sports.
Vision is more than clarity (20/20 on the eye chart). It is a complex combination of learned skills such as…
- Tracking – the ability to move the eyes to move smoothly across a page.
- Fixation – quickly & accurately locating stationary objects (words while reading).
- Focus Changes – looking quickly from far to near and back without blur.
- Depth Perception – judging distances of objects-how far or near they are.
- Peripheral Vision – monitoring & interpreting surrounding field of vision.
- Binocularity – using both eyes together as a team. Equally and accurately.
- Maintaining Attention – keeping focused on a particular activity.
- Near & Distance Acuity – clearly seeing 7 identifying objects at various distances.
- Visualization & Memory – accurately picturing images in the “mind’s eye”.
- Vision perception – understanding what is seen.
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.
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.