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Eye Tracking & Teaming Evaluation

60 minute detailed binocular vision evaluation, inclusive of report.

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Visual Perceptual Evaluation (as required)

60 minute detailed visual perceptual evaluation, inclusive of report.

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Sport-Specific Visual Performance Evaluations

60 minute detailed assessment of visual function as it relates to a particular sport and position, inclusive of report.

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Vision Therapy/Neuro-visual Rehabilitation

Varies on condition. Programs range from 10-30, 1 hour, in-office sessions.

EYE TRACKING & TEAMING EVALUATION

60 minute detailed binocular vision evaluation, inclusive of report.

Given that the majority of us experience the world as one single image, it’s easy to forget that our two eyes must intricately team together to make this occur. When objects are presented to us at near (reading, computer, etc.), our two eyes must turn inwards together in unison and effectively focus on the object to prevent visual confusion and doubling. This is also true when our eyes turn outwards and relax focus to view a distant object. An eye tracking and teaming assessment is comprised of a set of objective, detailed and measurable findings that are used to determine how your eye tracking and teaming compares to normative values. If measures are found to be outside of the normative ranges, options for further assessment (Visual Perceptual evaluation), or a Vision Therapy program are then discussed.

  • Vergence:
    Eye Teaming
  • Accommodation:
    Eye Focusing
  • Accommodative Facility:
    Relaxation and engagement of visual focus
  • Ocular Alignment:
    Assessed at near, far and in all positions of gaze
  • Stereopsis:
    Fine Depth Perception
  • Saccades:
    Rapid, ballistic eye movements that abruptly change the point of fixation.
  • Smooth Pursuits:
    Slow, tracking eye movement designed to keep a moving stimulus on our fovea (our central point of fixation)
  • Vestibulo-Ocular movements:
    Stabilizing eye moments that compensate for movements of our head.
  • Reading mechanics:
    Fixations, regressions and fixation duration evaluated via objective infrared tracking goggles (ReadAlyzer).
  • Visual Field:
    Peripheral vision

VISUAL PERCEPTUAL EVALUATION

As required: 60 minute detailed visual perceptual evaluation, inclusive of report.

How one makes use of the visual information that comes to them is the basis for a visual perceptual evaluation. Once we have completed an eye tracking and teaming evaluation, the need for a further visual perceptual evaluation is discussed. An assessment of eye tracking and teaming coupled with visual perceptual skills will allow us to best tailor our individualized Vision Therapy programs to you.

  • Visual Discrimination:
    Ability to identify differences in visual images.
  • Visual Memory:
    Ability to retain or recall visual detail.
  • Visual Spatial Relationships:
    Ability to perceive the position of objects relative to each other.
  • Visual Form Constancy:
    Ability to mentally manipulate visual forms and predict outcomes.
  • Visual Sequential Memory:
    Ability to remember visual details in the correct sequence.
  • Visual Motor Integration: 
    Ability for one’s hands and eyes to work together effectively.
  • Visual Figure Ground:
    Ability to focus on a specific piece of information in a busy background.
  • Visual Closure:
    Ability to visualize a complete whole when given incomplete information.
  • Laterality & Directionality:
    An understanding and projection of one’s understanding of directional concepts.

SPORT-SPECIFIC VISUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS

60 minute detailed assessment of visual function as it relates to a particular sport and position, inclusive of report.

Strong visual skills are critical to sports success – not much happens in sports or in life until your eyes instruct your hands and body what to do! As every sport and every position requires a unique set of visual skills, our assessments are tailored to evaluate areas of visual performance specific to you. Be it hand-eye coordination, depth perception, contrast distinction, visual reaction time, peripheral vision, eye focusing, eye tracking and teaming or visualization skills, we are fully equipped at the centre to ensure you are prepared to perform at the most visually-efficient level possible.

VISION THERAPY / NEURO-VISUAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM

Varies on condition. Programs range from 10-30, 1 hour, in-office sessions.

Our Vision Therapy or neuro-visual rehabilitation programs consist of weekly in-office, 1 hour therapy sessions and make use of the most advanced technology available in our field. During these sessions we will work through a wide variety of enjoyable activities and fusional exercises that are designed to improve identified areas of weakness in the visual system. Typical programs range from 10-30 in-office sessions and are supplemented by at home work. All required homework equipment (including computer software when indicated) will either be leant or supplied to you during your program – there are no hidden fees.

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