Concussions/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

About Right Eye

Dr. Harkins is proud to offer a more comprehensive neurologic/vision exam using advanced, state-of-the-art eye-tracking technology. 

The RightEye system enables us to pinpoint functional vision and brain health issues, identify the root cause of reading/learning problems, and improve athletic performance. This proven, patented technology measures visual skills in ways that a standard eye exam cannot — enabling us to diagnose and treat underlying vision issues that affect our patients’ quality of life.

Your two eyes and brain must all work together to navigate the world. It’s this connection that makes up your dynamic vision. A standard eye exam, however, only checks your eyes’ physical health and ability to focus on stationary objects — it doesn’t measure critical dynamic vision skills such as eye movement and coordination. Signs that you may have a functional vision problem include:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Rereading or skipping lines of print
  • Short attention span
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Poor coordination or balance
  • Slow completion of work
  • Previous brain trauma (concussions, strokes)
  • Loss of interest in reading
  • Frequent headaches

RightEye Dynamic Vision is a 5-minute, non-invasive test performed in our office that could diagnose a dynamic vision issue and set you on a path to improvement.

Call and schedule a free consultation today.  805-947-7362

In sports, almost 80% of perceptual input is visual. But even 20/20 vision does not mean athletes are performing at their peak. Objects don’t just sit there, they move, and they move fast. Regular eye exams may reveal that you can see clearly, but they cannot tell how well you ascertain (to find with certainty) where a ball is in space, how fast it’s traveling or if it’s changing direction. With concussions on the rise, whether football, soccer, boxing, baseball or basketball etc., it is crucial as an athlete to get evaluated as soon as possible to help facilitate a safe, targeted and speedy recovery to return to play. 

That’s why we offer vision testing designed specifically for athletes. Using state-of-the-art eye-tracking technology, we can measure the specific vision skills that affect 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

RightEye Sports Vision EyeQ measures and analyzes your eye movement, brain processing and reaction time against peers, amateurs and pro athletes. When the report identifies opportunities for improvement, our optometrists will customize a plan for you, built from an online library of 150+ training drills. And in just a few weeks, you could be upping your game.

If you have suffered a concussion or just want to get to an optimal level of performance, please call to schedule a free consultation and 

together we can achieve the health that you desire.  


One in four children has a vision problem that affects learning — a vision problem that is often misinterpreted as disinterest, sleepiness, dyslexia or ADHD. Eyesight (the ability to receive input through the eye) is not the same as Vision (the ability to understand what that input is). Recognizing this distinction has monumental implications. Even a child with 20/20 eyesight can have a vision issue at the core of their learning problem.

To complicate matters, vision-related learning problems share the same symptoms as countless learning disability diagnoses, including:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Rereading or skipping lines of print
  • Letter reversals
  • Difficulty recognizing words
  • Short attention span
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Poor handwriting
  • Slow completion of work
  • Loss of interest in reading

But thanks to RightEye’s Reading Assessment test, Dr. Harkins can expose vision and brain health in ways not possible from standard neurological and eye tests, gifting you with the opportunity to change your child’s life forever.

If you or your child suffers with learning difficulties and has been struggling to get through daily activities, call and schedule a free consultation today.


If you’ve been diagnosed with a functional or sports vision issue, Dr. Harkins can set you up with at-home exercises you can do online. All you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Based on your RightEye EyeQ test results, we’ll assign a series of exercises you complete at home under Dr. Harkins supervision. EyeQ Trainer is a non-invasive, computer-based treatment proven to help improve your functional vision. It rehabilitates all six movement systems of the eye and promotes positive neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to make important neural connections.

  • Key benefits of the solution include:
  • Simple, low-intensity exercises
  • Done at home, on your own schedule
  • Uses your own computer
  • Takes just 5 minutes, twice a day
  • Trains all 12 eye muscles
  • Noticeable improvement, often within a few weeks

The result — improved functional vision and smoother, more accurate eye movements which can lead to better focus and concentration, improved balance and hand-eye coordination, and enhanced performance in everything from reading to optimal peak performance in sports. EyeQ Trainer is personalized to your specific needs, so that we can focus on those areas that affect you most.

Call and schedule a free consultation today.