Functional Vision Assesment
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Supporting How We Use Our Vision

A functional vision assessment is key to determining how effectively one uses their visual system to communicate with the brain.

In other words, an individual may have 20/20 vision but still say they have trouble seeing.

People of any age, from children to seniors, may notice that their vision is not quite right but have been told they do not have any eye disease. This might be a functional vision issue, and we’re here to help.

If you’re struggling with your sight, visit us for a functional vision assessment today.

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What Is a Functional Vision Assessment?

A functional vision assessment is a blend of questionnaires and comprehensive evaluations that help us understand the potential issues you might be experiencing with your sight.

During the assessment, we’ll look at your:

  • Environmental and lifestyle factors
  • Daily nutrition
  • Reading skills
  • Eye coordination
  • Visual processing skills

From here, we can personalize an approach to address your symptoms.

How Cognitive Conditions Affect Vision

Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injuries, and strokes may lead to a range of symptoms that we can detect during a functional vision assessment. Symptoms of poor functional vision can include:

  • Headaches or eye strain
  • Avoiding reading and close-up work and skipping words or lines when reading
  • Making physical adjustments to compensate, such as tilting your head, covering one eye, or squinting
  • Blinking and rubbing your eyes
  • Difficulty remembering, identifying and/or drawing shapes, or writing
  • Poor hand-eye coordination
  • Feeling dizzy or nauseous when reading or watching TV
  • Confusing left and right consistently, regardless of assistance/correction
  • Moving your head to follow things rather than use your eyes
  • Having double vision, motion sickness, or trouble with physical reflexes

After performing an assessment, we can then use our findings to develop a management strategy personalized to you.

Testing & Solutions

Depending on the symptoms you’re experiencing, we’ll use a variety of techniques to uncover the source of the issue and address it.

A modern tool in optometry, RightEye is a fast, noninvasive, accurate, and versatile test that uses eye-tracking technology to uncover issues that a traditional eye exam may not.

RightEye can be used for:

  • Functional vision
  • Brain health
  • Reading
  • Sports vision

NeuroTracker is a technology uses over 20 years of neuroscience research to analyze speed processing in individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and learning difficulties. It can help us develop a strategy to support reaction time in drivers and athletes. 

Vision therapy can also aid in binocular and perceptual development in children with learning difficulties, improving reading skills and sports vision.

ChromaGen lenses are a patented product which were originally developed for individuals experiencing colour vision deficiency. 

They have since been shown to be beneficial for those with reading difficulties, including dyslexia.

Shaw Lenses take into consideration how the eyes work and move together as they balance image sizes. This can be especially helpful in people with a weaker or lazy eye as it corrects many distortion problems. 

As a result, many patients report better vision comfort and fewer headaches.

Certain vitamins, minerals, diet and exercise, and molecular deficiencies can lead to issues in functional vision. 

These changes can make a difference in how we process the information that we see.

Overuse of digital media can cause many problems with functional vision, from d to sleep issues, which affect our quality of vision. These lenses help prevent the effects that digital media may have on our eyes.

Learn more about how digital screens can affect your eyes on our Digital Eye Strain page.

Schedule Your Functional Vision Assessment Today

If you are experiencing any issues with your vision, don’t wait—schedule a functional vision assessment!

Your vision is important, so contact us now to schedule your appointment and get the help you need. Take the steps today to preserve your sight.

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Conveniently located west of Walker’s Line on the north side of Harvester near Tim Horton’s.

Our Address

  • 3455 Harvester Rd., Unit 28
  • Burlington, ON L7N 3P2

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Hours of Operation

10:00 AM 7:00 PM
10:00 AM 5:00 PM
10:00 AM 7:00 PM
10:00 AM 5:00 PM
10:00 AM 5:00 PM
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