Dr Taylor and Associate - Vision and Learning

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1/28/2015

King-Devick Test Approved for Sideline Concussion Screening

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Mayo Clinic has entered into an agreement with King-Devick Test Inc in an effort to increase the awareness and incorporation of concussion screenings for athletes. The King-Devick Test was developed over 30 years ago and involves reading aloud a list of written numbers while being timed and monitored for accuracy. The test requires the use of accurate eye movements, speech, language, and concentration. All of these elements have been shown to have potential impairments following concussion. The King-Devick Test has been proven to be an accurate, objective, and reliable detector of head trauma, even in more subtle or “silent” concussion cases. The test is easy, fast, and able to be applied by both medical and non-medical personnel such as coaches and parents. With the new backing by the Mayo Clinic, the hope is that the test will be used on the sidelines as a quick screening to help assess whether or not it is safe for an athlete to return to play after a head trauma. Here at Dr. Taylor and Associates we are able to perform the King-Devick Test on our patient athletes in the office. A baseline test should be done annually and, should a head trauma occur, the test is then repeated and the new results compared to the most recent baseline. If any significant difference in the results are found, or if there are any other signs of difficulty during the testing, the athlete should not be allowed to return to play until further medical assessment. With the incorporation of these screening techniques, we hope to raise awareness and detection of concussive events as well as prevent further unnecessary injury. For more information on this topic, please visit the Mayo clinic website by clicking here!

Optical News!

We are excited to announce the arrival of two new frame lines, Plein Les Mirettes and Face & Cie by Zenka. Both of these unique lines are designed, manufactured and imported from France. As one of only three offices in the U.S. to carry these frames, we are proud to feature them as the first lines in our exclusive international collection.

We use our capacity for vision for so many things every day that we often take our eyes and vision for granted. A few basic precautions can help us care for our eyes with relative ease. A comprehensive vision evaluation is the best starting point. Dr. Taylor and Associates is a family vision care practice providing a full spectrum of eye health care services to patients of all ages. Our staff is committed to fulfilling our patients' vision and eye health needs with caring and professional excellence. We have been providing such service since 1983 and welcome you to visit us for a vision evaluation or to meet with one of our doctors. Our practice is happy to assist you with your family's vision needs. At Dr. Taylor and Associates our goal is to empower our patients to utilize vision to achieve their full potential at home, school, work and play. We emphasize developmental, rehabilitative, and preventive vision care to enhance visual comfort and performance. To achieve this, we offer a wide range of services, including:
  • Comprehensive Vision Evaluations for all ages, including infants
  • Developmental Vision Evaluations to assess adequacy of development by age/grade and relationship to academic performance
  • Vision Therapy programs for developmental disorders, learning related vision problems, ocular dysfunctions (strabismus, amblyopia, tracking problems, etc.), and athletic performance enhancement
  • Diagnosis of eye diseases including glaucoma, cataracts, retinal disorders, "pink eye", allergies, dry eyes, and treatment of anterior eye diseases
  • Emergency Eye Care Services
  • Contact lens evaluations and fittings, including specialty contact lenses
  • A complete optical department with experienced technicians, accurate and comfortable spectacle fitting, state-of-the-art technologically advanced lenses, and sport goggles
  • Convenient evening and weekend hours, handicap accessible
  • Evaluation and therapeutic interventions for traumatic brain injury and stroke victims
  • Diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic changes, "pink eye", allergies, and dry eyes.
  • Sports vision evaluation and treatment, where performance can be enhanced, drawing on years of experience with professional football and hockey teams

Our patients' visual performance, comfort, and satisfaction are our highest priorities.