A developmental optometrist does a comprehensive eye exam, including routine tests, health of the eyes and in addition, visual performance and functionality are tested. Vision is much more complex than reading off of an eye chart and it involves over 60% of the brain. Just like a computer which has hardware (CPU, memory, ram) and software (windows, chrome), so too our vision relies on our eyes as the hardware collecting visual information and our brain as the software to decode the visual signals. A comprehensive eye exam focuses on the health of the eye, while a developmental eye exam focuses on both the eye and the brain's role in visual function. At Amplify EyeCare Manhattan, Dr. Wernick is available to provide you with developmental optometry care and will be happy to answer all of your questions.