Behavioural Optometry involves an understanding of vision and how it is different from eyesight, which simply involves seeing an eyechart on the wall. Behavioural Optometry is more interested in vision. Behavioural assessments are available at all our locations and one of our optometrists, Liz Jackson, has dedicated her career to Behavioural Optometry.
Vision involves the sharpness of sight at distance and near, the ability to aim and focus the eyes at appropriate distances and sustain this focus, and the ability to coordinate and then process all of this information. It is the consideration of the whole of the visual task that sets behavioural optometrists apart from the more simplistic and traditional approach.
All patients can benefit from the more holistic approach Behavioural Optometrists employ, but it is especially suited to those with eye motor control problems, lazy eyes, developmental delays, acquired brain injuries, concussion, or problems learning to read.
Although the majority of Behavioural Optometrists' patients are children, Behavioural Optometry may be suitable for patients of any age.Book Appointment