Computer Vision Assessments Specialist

Urban Eye Care

Jennifer Andrews, OD

Optometrist located in Seattle, WA

Computer vision assessments can be used to identify depth perception issues, lazy eyes, and other eye movement and vision processing problems. With these tests and early treatment at Urban Eye Care Seattle, preventing further vision problems is possible. Jennifer Andrews OD provides computer vision assessments for children and adults in Seattle and uses the best technology available for efficient and reliable diagnosis of vision problems. To schedule an exam, call or book online today.

Computer Vision Assessments Q & A

What are computer vision assessments?

Computer vision assessments are a type of computer-based test that checks visual acuity and eye movements for issues with vision, eye tracking, and eye movement disorders. Computer vision assessments are different from eye exams which focus on eye health and visual acuity. At Urban Eye Care Seattle, Dr. Andrews may recommend computer vision assessments if you or your child has recent vision changes or long-term chronic issues that require additional testing in order to determine a diagnosis.

What is a binocular vision assessment?

A binocular vision assessment is a type of computer vision assessment that checks for binocular vision, often for children and teens. Binocular vision is important for depth perception and stereopsis. Stereopsis means that two eyes can identify two separate images and relay those images to the brain to form a single image.

Binocular vision problems result in depth perception issues or a loss of stereoscopic vision. Conditions that can cause binocular vision problems include:

  • Strabismus
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Astigmatism
  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cataracts

Often binocular vision problems can be seen when looking at the patient’s eyes and noticing that one or both eyes are “lazy” or have trouble tracking a moving object.

When are computer vision assessments recommended?

Computer vision assessments are recommended for patients who have trouble focusing their eyes, tracking movements, or using both eyes simultaneously. You may notice your child or teen has trouble following a moving toy or ball with their eyes, reading a line or text, or covers one of their eyes when reading to improve their vision. Depth perception issues may also present with tripping, falling, or failing to catch balls or other toys when playing games or sports.

It’s also possible to notice lazy eyes or twitching eye movements, especially when your child attempts to use their peripheral vision. Other binocular vision problems are less obvious and may present simply as poor vision or blurriness. In either case, it’s essential to visit Dr. Andrews for a thorough exam and computer vision assessment.

What happens during a computer vision assessment?

During a computer vision assessment, you are seated in front of a computer and watch the screen while objects move across the screen. A camera is placed in front of your eyes to track your eye movements. The same procedure is used for children, though the camera is adjusted based on the height of your child for an accurate reading. Based on how your eyes move during the assessment, Dr. Andrews can determine the cause of your vision issues.

To schedule a computer vision assessment, call Urban Eye Care Seattle or book an appointment online now.