Full Vision Exam in Sylvania
Good vision relies on the health of your brain, mind, and body—not just your eyeballs! Your Sylvania eye doctor will examine and test your entire visual system in order to determine the very best vision therapy program for your needs.
Testing For More Than 20/20 Eyesight
20/20 just means that the person can clearly see a certain letter on the standard eye chart (equivalent to what a person with normal vision should be able to see at 20 feet). There’s so much more to healthy vision than 20/20! Our vision exam goes beyond 20/20 to evaluate many important visual skills, such as:
- Visual Acuity at Near (Clear Vision) Is vision clear and single at close distances? Clear sight at short distances is critical to reading, writing, close work, computer use, etc.
- 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 Tracking and Eye Movement Skills Do the two eyes aim, move, and work as a coordinated team? Weaknesses in eye movement and eye tracking skills can cause numerous difficulties, including reading avoidance and/or poor reading skills, speed, concentration, and comprehension.
- Convergence Eye Tests / Eye Teaming / Depth Perception / Binocular Vision Tests Weaknesses in binocular (two-eyed) vision and eye teaming skills can cause numerous difficulties, including convergence insufficiency and poor depth perception.
- 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 with 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.
- Reversal Frequency Is your child's confusion or reversal of letters or words (b, d; p, q; saw, was; etc.) within the normal ranges for a given age? Past the age of seven, frequent visual and written reversals might indicate a visual perceptual dysfunction. Our comprehensive vision exam includes a complete visual skills evaluation which will determine whether your child's letter reversals are developmentally appropriate or are an indication of underlying visual perceptual processing issues.
- Color Perception Color blindness affects 1 out of every 12 men in the United States and normal color vision is a requirement for some occupations. Know you or your family member’s status and options early. Our comprehensive vision exam includes a complete visual skills evaluation which will determine whether color perception abnormalities or color blindness are present.