Traditional eye exam

Traditional eye exams determine the patient’s visual acuity (20/20) with and without correction, find the prescription of glasses and/or contact lenses, and evaluate the health of the eyes. If appropriate, different prescriptions may be needed for recreation, work, hobbies.

Visual acuity
Glasses/Contact prescription
Evaluation of eye health

Neuro-Optometric exam

A Neuro-optometric evaluation understands that there is much more to vision than just 20/20. In fact, the skill we call 20/20 comes relatively late in vision procession. Over half of the human brain is wired for vision, and in any given moment, 2/3rds of the neurons that fire in the brain are for vision. This means that a lot of things must work properly in the brain for vision to be comfortable, clear, and efficient. Much earlier than the 20/20 part of vision, the brain needs to understand where the body is in space, as well as where the world is in relation to the body. This is a combination of sub-conscious and conscious processing, and this early processing is often the source of difficulties following a concussion, brain injury, stroke, or other neurological event. Neuro-optometric rehabilitation seeks to find where the issues in processing occur, and then employs treatment strategies to re-train the brain so that we can accurately understand where our bodies are and how the space around us relates to the body. This leads to a better ability to move the body through space and interact with the world around us. Work is also done to improve eye movements, focusing, and eye teaming.

Visual acuity
Eye movements
Eye teaming
Eye focusing
Evaluation of posture and gait, movement
Techniques to improve visual processing
Vision training
Glasses/Contact prescription
Evaluation of eye health