Oculomotor Dysfunction or Eye Tracking

(Oculomotor Dysfunction) Eye tracking is the ability to keep the eyes on target when looking from one object to another, moving the eyes along the print on a page, or following a moving object like a ball.

Good eye tracking is a vision skill necessary for efficient reading and learning. If a person’s eyes can not properly “track” from word to word smoothly and seamlessly, reading, writing, and copying are going to be major problems. These problems result in having to work harder than needed and can lead to headaches, fatigue, and other eyestrain problems.

When the eyes do not have the ability to smoothly and accurately move from one point to another, the following signs may be present:

  • Moves head excessively when reading
  • Frequently loses place or skips lines when reading
  • Uses finger to keep place
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Short attention span

Your next step is a Binocular Vision Evaluation and is designed to see how the tracking problem is impacting performance and other activities of daily life. Once we determin the depth of the problem, all treatment options will be discussed.

We understand you might have a number of questions. For more information, please call us at 870.336.2264.