Our Virtual Assessments

Our virtual visual skill and concussion & brain injury assessments allow you to complete your full evaluation from the comfort of your own home and from anywhere in Ontario.

Our Virtual Telemedicine Assessments are our safest and most effective solution to serve you from a distance. Allow us to assure you, the law requires that we must be able to obtain the same measurements by telemedicine as we do in person and they must be directly comparable.  

 

With that in mind, we have developed a system that allows us to do a complete Functional Vision Assessment for concussion and TBI following the same format that we do in person.  We do this using a web-based video conferencing platform that is designed according to telemedicine laws for security and privacy.

Our Virtual Concussion & Brain Injury Evaluation

Our virtual evaluations are conducted through a secure telemedicine platform. We supply you with a full toolkit containing all of the equipment you need to complete the evaluation with our Optometrist from home.

There are 3 parts to this evaluation:

 

1. Doctor Visual Skill Exam

  • the doctor will evaluate over a dozen areas of visual function and determine the source of vision related symptoms that are diagnostic for Post Trauma Vision Syndrome

This appointment is 1.5 hours.

2. Doctor Treatment Plan Assessment

  • the doctor will finalize the prescription for treatment, including therapeutic glasses and /or neurovision therapy

This appointment is 1.5 hours.

3. Visual Perceptual Testing

  • this includes testing one on one with a therapist to determine deficiencies in understanding and interpreting visual information

 

This appointment is 30 minutes.

 

Following your evaluation...

  • a full medicolegal report is provided for any school, work, or insurance purposes

  • we provide a detailed return to work or return to learn plan

  • we advise your school or employer as to necessary accommodations for your recovery

  • if you are a student in school we can arrange a meeting at your school with your educators and our therapist to review your case and accommodations

To be eligible for a virtual evaluation, you must have access to a portable device with a camera, such as a laptop or tablet, a reliable internet connection, and you must have had a general ocular health eye exam with a primary care Optometrist within the last year.

Please contact us for more information or to book your evaluation.

How Our Virtual Assessments Work

Benefits of a Virtual Assessment Post-Concussion

We have found that doing virtual appointments for our TBI and concussion patients has benefitted them dramatically. 

You don’t need to drive to the appointment.

You avoid dealing with flourescent lights, you are in the comfort of your own home environment. The testing is broken down into three appointments rather than two, so we can spread the testing out, making it less overload on your system.

 

All of these factors help so that you don’t aggravate your symptoms as much or get as exhausted. You will feel better than if you come in person, you will have shorter recovery time after the appointment. We can get more results because you are able to do more tests and less exhausted.

There’s nothing we can do in person diagnostically that we can’t do virtually for functional vision, the measurements are the same as in person. We are able to communicate and connect better with you because your system isn’t as overloaded.

How can I have a virtual assessment when my concussion prevents me from looking at a computer screen?

The assessment is designed so that you are not looking at the screen during the appointment; during conversation with the doctor you are instructed to either: keep your eyes closed, look across the room away from the screen, or turn all video features off and use only the audio.

Each individual test is less than a minute (the same as in person) and almost none of them involve looking at the computer screen.  During each test you are looking at different targets, while the optometrist is measuring and observing how your eyes are moving and focusing, the same as in person.

Each test can induce symptoms the same way whether the doctor is conducting the exam in person or virtually. For that reason, we allow lots of time for the appointment so that in between each test you are closing your eyes and resting and giving time for your symptoms to lessen.

What our virtual functional vision assessment does not do:

A functional vision assessment does not replace a routine general eye exam from an optometrist. It does not test for eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration, retinal detachment; we refer you to your general optometrist for ocular health assessment.

Our Virtual Visual Skill Evaluation

Our virtual evaluations are conducted through a secure telemedicine platform. We supply you with a full toolkit containing all of the equipment you need to complete the evaluation with our Optometrist from home.

Our visual skill evaluation is intended for those who are experiencing vision problems and discomfort, without a history of concussion or trauma, lazy eye, an eye turn, or learning difficulties. 

You may be experiencing:

  • headaches

  • blurry vision

  • double vision

  • eye strain and visual fatigue

  • computer screen discomfort

  • light sensitivity

  • vertigo and balance problems

This evaluation consists of one appointment:

1. Doctor Visual Skill Exam & Treatment Plan Assessment

  • the doctor will investigate over a dozen functional visual skills as it relates to your unique situation, and prescribe a treatment plan for your success

This appointment is 1 hour.

To be eligible for a virtual evaluation, you must have access to a portable device with a camera, such as a laptop or tablet, a reliable internet connection, and you must have had a general ocular health eye exam with a primary care Optometrist within the last year.

Please contact us for more information or to book your evaluation.