Vision Exams for Adults

When learning, reading, job or sports performance problems are a concern, specialized testing can diagnose the underlying vision conditions which can impact performance.  Even when you can see clearly, vision problems can cause difficulties in reading (losing place, skipping words, unstable print, headaches, fatigue, tired eyes, etc.), or writing (difficulty with spacing, staying on the line), or in sports (visual speed, reaction time, etc.).

Visual Information Processing (VIP) Testing

Visual Information Processing testing includes a series of tests that are designed to identify strengths and weaknesses in the following areas:

  • Visual motor integration and eye hand coordination
  • Visual perception including:
    • Visual memory
    • Form perception
    • Visual discrimination
    • Directionality
    • Laterality
    • Visual – auditory integration
  • Perceptual motor abilities
  • Motor screening

The Visagraph II Computerized Eye Movement Test uses goggles with infrared sensors to analyze and record eye movements while viewing targets at near and during silent reading.  The number of times the eyes stop, how they move across the page and back, how many times they get lost or backtrack, and how they work together as a team will significantly impact reading efficiency.

Visual Information Processing testing usually requires 2 hours and is administered by our therapy staff.  Following analysis by the doctor, test results are presented at a consultation with your doctor.  Treatment options will be discussed including whether vision therapy may be helpful and if consultation with another professional would be appropriate.  A written summary report is also provided for the patient and other professionals, hospitals and/or treatment centers working with the patient.