DISEASE & MANAGEMENT
Accommodative (Focusing) Dysfunctions
Contact Lens & Eyeware
Convergence Excess (BV Disorder)
Convergence Insufficiency (BV Disorder)
Eyelid Bump / Swelling
Eye Pain or Eyelid Pain
Flashes or Floaters in Vision
Glasses & Eyeware
Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Loss of Vision
Retinal Tear & Detachment
Strabismus & Amblyopia
Traumatic Brain Injury
Oculomotor Dysfunction (Eye Tracking Disorder) refers to difficulty following a moving target (pursuits) or moving the eyes quickly and accurately from one target to another (saccades). It is a common condition in school-aged children and may interfere with their ability to read efficiently or to play sports (e.g., keeping the eye on the ball).
• Frequent loss of place when reading
• Skipping words or lines when reading
• Excessive head movement when reading or tracking a moving object
• Slow reading speed and fluencey
• Difficulty copying from the board in school
• Difficulty with written arithmetic involving columns of numbers
A comprehensive eye examination (with dilating drops) and/or a visual efficiency exam (VEE) is performed by an eye care professional to evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of eye tracking disorders and rule out eye disease.
Early detection and treatment is especially important in children because this condition may have a negative effect on future school and work performance.
Eye tracking disorders can often be treated by vision therapy, which is the most effective form of treatment. These 45-minute weekly one-on-one office sessions last for approximately 10-15 weeks, depending on the severity of the condition, the amount of home therapy done, and the presence of other conditions needing vision therapy also. Eyeglasses are sometimes prescribed in addition to vision therapy. Children with other types of reading difficulties may need special additional educational intervention as well.
SERVICE AREAS PROVIDING TREATMENT
Pediatrics, Binocular Vision, and Vision Therapy Service