Functional Vision Processing

Good eyesight does not make good vision! Did you know you can pass every eye exam and still have serious issues with functional vision processing? 

A standard eye exam checks your eyes’ physical health and ability to focus on stationary objects, but it does not measure critical dynamic functional vision processing skills such as the eyes’ movement and coordination. 20/20 vision is only ONE of more than 17 important functional vision skills required to perform well in school or sports.

Functional vision processing is how your entire visual neural system.  It is how your eyes and brain move through, learn, and interact with your surroundings, i.e., classroom, home, world, sport venue. 

Definition of Functional Vision Processing 

Both your eyes and brain must work together for you to navigate the world. It is this connection that makes up your functional vision processing. Functional vision processing is the ability to:

  • To follow a moving object without moving your head
  • To track an object in the vertical and horizontal, diagonal, and circular planes 
  • To track across the midline of the eyes with smooth pursuit of the object 

Functional vision processing requires coordination between different visual skills that include the following:  

Visual Fixation. The ability to visually attend to a target or object while maintaining focus on the object.

Saccadic Eye Movement. The ability to rapidly and smoothly shift your vision between two objects without turning or moving your head. Visual scanning occurs in vertical and horizontal, and perpendicular movements.

Smooth Pursuit Eye Movement. The ability allows you to easily follow an object as it moves in vertical, horizontal, diagonal, and circular movements.

Convergence. This ability to simultaneously focus both eyes together on an object.  

Which physical symptoms can functional vision training improve?

  • Headaches or tiredness after reading
  • Poor hand-eye coordination
  • Constant squinting/head tilting
  • Double vision
  • Poor posture when reading or writing
  • Turning of an eye in or out, up or down
  • Tendency to cover or close one eye
  • Using finger pointing when reading
  • Difficulty following a moving target
  • Dizziness or motion sickness
  • Favoring the vision in one eye

The goal of PranaMind functional vision training program is to enhance your functional vision processing—eye-tracking, focusing, convergence, eye-hand coordination, and more! 

Functional Vision Training at PranaMind

The PranaMind Functional vision training approach is aimed at developing and improving brain-eye neural circuits to efficiently process information from the visual network


PranaMind uses the RightEye eye-tracking neuro technology to assess, diagnose and quantify functional visual processing issues in patients of all ages and vision levels. This proven, patented technology measures visual skills in ways that a standard eye exam cannot. 

Each assessment provides an objective, quantifiable summary of results in an easy-to-read EyeQ report. The EyeQ report is clearly organized with patient-friendly graphics and charts for you to understand. Based on the EyeQ report’s results, customized EyeQ Trainer exercises to improve everyday vision, reading vision, sports vision as well as brain health conditions, i.e., brain injury, concussion, TBI are recommended that can be done at home on your personal computer.

  • Takes just 5 minutes a day

  • Simple, low-intensity exercises

  • Done at home, on the individual’s schedule

  • Non-invasive, online program

  • Trains all 12 eye muscles


The Reading EyeQ assessment is comprised of eight visual tests that identify possible binocular vision issues that may impact reading and learning. It precisely measures and records your eye movements, delivering objective, graphical results in a Reading EyeQ report to understand any functioning visual processing issues and assign customized training exercises in EyeQ Trainer.  

Visual Skills for Reading

  • Visual acuity
  • Fixation
  • Eye teaming
  • Stable tracking
  • Accommodation
  • Binocular fusion
  • Field of vision
  • Accurate saccades
  • Near-point-convergence
  • Form Perception

Sport Vision EyeQ :

Almost 80% of sports is visual. Just because you can see clearly does not mean that you can identify where an object is in space, how fast it is traveling, or if it is changing direction.  

The Sport EyeQ includes 9 eye-tracking tests to assess your eye movements, brain processing, and reaction time. Sport EyeQ is designed specifically for athletes. Using state-of-the-art eye-tracking technology, we can measure the specific vision skills that affect your reflexes and hand-eye coordination, including:

  • Eye movement speed
  • Processing speed
  • Dynamic visual focus
  • Smooth visual pursuit
  • Simple reaction time
  • Choice reaction time
  • Binocular vision skills
  • Visual concentration
  • Contrast sensitivity

The Sports Vision EyeQ produces an EyeQ report that:

  • Illustrates and plays back eye movements, highlighting areas of weakness.
  • Objectively quantifies your sports vision to inform training strategies.
  • Compares vision skill to relevant athletic levels.
  • Assigns customized sports vision improvement programs and access to 150+ sport-specific drills.

The PranaMind specialist uses the Sports Vision EyeQ report to customize your functional vision training program in the RightEye’s Sports Vision Trainer.

  • Improve your sports vision with effective, easy-to-follow video drills, specific to your sport
  • Integrate visual skill-building into your existing training regimen.
  • Push performance further with incrementally more challenging training drills that are introduced as you complete your recommended functional vision training program.