Yakima Vision Center Eye Health Evaluation
We test more than just eyesight. We test vision! 20/20 eyesight does not mean perfect vision. Children and adults with high visual demands often experience visual stress and have undetected visual problems, which interfere with their ability to perform or learn.
Symptoms such as loss of place, visual fatigue, blur, headaches, reduced comprehension, and difficulty concentrating may indicate a developmental and/or visual stress problem.
Our Comprehensive Vision Exam goes beyond 20/20 to evaluate many important visual skills: Eye Health is evaluated to determine the presence of glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes hypertension, and other ocular and systemic diseases.
Eye Health Areas Tested
Refractive Status: Evaluations are made for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and the benefits of glasses and contact lenses.
Visual Acuity at Near: Is vision clear and single at close distances? Clear sight at short distances is critical to reading, writing, close work and computer use.
Visual Efficiency: Evaluations are made for visual tracking, focusing and eye coordination ability to insure maximum performance for school, work, and leisure activities.
Eye Teaming Skills: Do the two eyes aim, move, and work as a coordinated team? Weakness in binocular (two-eyed) vision and eye teaming skills can cause numerous difficulties.
Eye Focusing Skills: Do the eyes maintain clear vision at varying distances? Rapid automatic eye focus adjustment is critical to learning, reading, writing, sports, etc. Deficiencies can cause visual fatigue, reduced reading comprehension, and/or avoidance of close work or other activities.
Vision Exams For Children
We recommend that infants have their vision evaluated within the first six months of life by their pediatrician, and then a formal eye examination by an optometrist by 3 years of age. Children beginning at age five, should have an annual developmental and visual efficiency evaluation by an optometrist.