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Developmental Vision Evaluation
(DVE)

WHO WOULD BENEFIT?

Everyone can benefit from learning more about their vision! Give us a call if any of the following apply to you:

  • You have experienced a concussion or brain injury

  • You or a family member is experiencing difficulties with reading

  • Blurry vision that isn't corrected with lenses

  • Words "swimming" or moving on the page

  • You or a family member is struggling in school

  • Difficulty estimating time

  • Troubles with balancing/disorientation

  • Clumsiness or difficulty estimating distances in your surroundings

  • Eye strain and/or fatigue

If you're considering Vision Therapy, or experiencing any of the symptoms above, we invite you to book a Developmental Vision Evaluation (DVE). A DVE consists of a series of visually related tests that tell us more about your visual skills. This will show us areas where you are already excelling, and areas that need improvement.

Below is a list of the tests that will be conducted during your evaluation, and their purpose:

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Right Eye Assessment

We are proud to offer a more comprehensive vision exam using advanced, state-of-the-art eye-tracking technology. The RightEye system enables our doctors to pinpoint functional vision and brain health issues, identify the root cause of reading problems, and improve athletic performance. In just 5 minutes, this proven, patented technology measures visual skills in ways that a standard eye exam cannot — enabling us to diagnose and treat underlying vision issues that affect our patients’ quality of life.

WOLD Sentence Copy Assessment 

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The WOLD Sentence Copy Assessment- is a one-minute long test where the patient will be asked to rewrite/copy a sentence. Aspects of the person’s writing ability and style are monitored.

Binocular Vision Space Assessment (Van Orden Star)  

The Van Orden Star Test allows us to view the organization of a person’s visual system.

Primitive Reflex Assessment 

The Primitive Reflex Assessment consists of a series of activities that test the various reflexes that control a person’s movements in the first year of life. These reflexes are important in building the foundation for the development of motor, sensory, and cognitive skills.

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Developmental Eye Movement (DEM) Assessment  

The DEM test consists of a series of activities that determine saccadic eye movement efficiency based on the speed and accuracy that a series of single-digit numbers can be located, recognized, and verbalized rapidly.

Assessment of Visual-Perceptual Skills (TVPS)  

The TVPS test consists of a series of activities that assess the visual-perceptual abilities of an individual. These abilities and skills equip an individual to identify, integrate, interpret, and attach meaning to important visual features in their environment.

Midline Shift Assessment   

The Midline Shift test consists of a series of activities that assess if a person has an accurate interpretation of their midline (an imaginary lateral line that divides our body into the right and left sides).