Functional Eye Exam


Functional Eye Exam

At Seacoast Vision Care, we offer functional vision testing in Scarborough, Maine that goes beyond just checking your eyesight. Our doctors use the RightEye system, which uses advanced eye-tracking technology to uncover functional vision issues that standard eye exams may miss. This system captures detailed pictures of your eye movements multiple times (30-250) per second, providing us with valuable insights into how well your eyes work together. With a non-invasive, five-minute test, we can identify functional vision and brain health issues, determine the underlying cause of reading difficulties, and even enhance athletic performance. 

Functional vision testing in Scarborough, ME 

Functional vision refers to how well your eyes and visual system work together to perform everyday tasks. This includes tasks such as reading, writing, driving, playing sports, or other activities that require good visual skills. Functional vision is not just about seeing clearly, but also involves how well the eyes work together as a team, how well they can focus on objects at different distances, and how well they can track moving objects. 

While a standard eye exam focuses on checking your eye health and visual acuity, it doesn’t measure essential vision skills such as eye movement or coordination. Functional eye exams are essential because they evaluate how effectively your eyes work together to perform various visual tasks.  

What are the signs of a functional vision problem? 

Some common signs of a functional vision problem include: 

  • Frequent headaches 
  • Trouble concentrating 
  • Short attention span 
  • Poor reading comprehension 
  • Rereading or skipping lines of print 
  • Previous brain trauma (such as a stroke or concussion) 
  • Difficulty tracking objects 
  • Light sensitivity 
  • Poor coordination or balance 

If you experience any of these symptoms regularly, it may be time to schedule a functional eye exam at Seacoast Vision Care. 

Schedule a functional eye exam at Seacoast Vision Care

At Seacoast Vision Care, our goal is to provide our patients with the highest level of eye care possible. Whether you need a comprehensive eye exam or have a specific vision concern, our eye care professionals are here to help. Contact us today to schedule your functional eye exam and take the first step toward better vision and optimal eye health!