How to Get Tested for Visual Problems

Who Should Be Tested?

  • Children and Adults who display the following symptoms should be screened by a qualified vision therapist:
  • Avoidance of close work
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Closing or covering one eye
  • Difficulty in remembering what is read
  • Eye-hand coordination problems in sports or at job-related tasks, or general clumsiness
  • Frowning or squinting while reading, writing, or working at the chalkboard
  • Getting headaches, nausea, or dizziness unrelated to known illnesses
  • Holding head close to the book when reading, or close to the table when writing
  • Inability to finish timed assignments at any grade level

What is the First Step?

If you suspect a vision problem, the first step is to schedule a comprehensive visual examination to evaluate the basic visual skills necessary for good visual performance. Further testing may be done to evaluate specific areas necessary for efficient academic performance. Upon completion of a thorough evaluation, we will determine what your visual needs are. If necessary, an individualized program of lenses, visual hygiene and/or vision therapy will be developed to meet your specific needs and goals.