Vision Therapy Experts
Dr. Genia G. Beasley, OD, FAAO, FCOVD is our clinical director at All Ages Vision Care in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Beasley is Board Certified in Vision Therapy and Vision Rehabilitation. She became board certified by the American Board of Optometry (ABO) in January of 2014 and earned the distinction of Diplomate. She is one of only 3,000 ODs to achieve ABO Board Certification. She is not only a well-known, respected, and trusted vision therapy expert, but she is a bit of a celebrity to her patients and fans! Click here to read more about Dr. Beasley.
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All Ages Vision Care provides a full range of vision therapy and care services, with specialties in pediatric developmental optometry, sports vision therapy, learning-related vision problems, visual spatial disorders, convergence insufficiency, lazy eye, crossed eyes, tracking, and neuro-optometric rehabilitation for head injury and cerebral palsy.
Eye exams include a computerized, state-of-the-art diagnostic tests to precisely determine visual responses and map eye tracking capabilities. The video below shows a demonstration of the readalizer test that we often use.
Dr. Beasley conducts a comprehensive exam of every patient’s eyes and vision health. The following tests are included in a comprehensive vision exam:
- A thorough patient history, including general health and developmental history.
- A measurement of how clearly the patient can see in the distance and up close (visual acuity, e.g. 20/20)
- A measurement of the presence of any refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism)
- An assessment of eye focusing, eye teaming, and eye movement abilities (accommodation, binocular vision, ocular motility)
- An examination of the health of the eyes.
Depending on the results of these evaluations, additional tests of visual development and visual perceptual abilities may be needed to effectively assess a patient’s total visual status. Testing with eye drops is sometimes used to evaluate the refractive status or health of the eyes; however, these eye drops can alter test results and mask significant visual problems. Therefore, testing with eye drops should be deferred until after the first comprehensive vision examination.
A complete functional evaluation of all visual abilities should be conducted first.