Did You Know?
There are 17 skills related to vision. Most routine eye exams covered by OHIP only assess 4 or 5 areas.
In a Visual Skills Assessment, all 17 skills are assessed!
Essentially, there is more to vision than just seeing clearly.
Some of the areas of evaluation includes:
- Oculomotor (tracking abilities)
- Accommodation (focusing abilities)
- Binocular function (eye teaming)
- Visual perceptual (the brain’s ability to make sense of what the eyes see)
- Visual Processing (The brain’s ability to interpret visual information quickly and accurately)
Based on the needs of each individual, assessments can take 1 to 2 hours to complete.
The assessments are executed by an accredited vision therapist and developmental / rehabilitative optometrist.
Following the completion of the assessment, patients will receive a full, detailed report with all of the findings and recommendations. Our reports are helpful in explaining to teachers, tutors, occupation therapists, physiotherapists, doctors and lawyers what is really going on with the visual system and how we can help correct these difficulties.
Our assessments help identify and treat visual conditions affecting children with learning related problems, concussions, individuals with turned or lazy eyes and athletes looking to enhance their sports performance.