Behavioural Optometry

Does your child have an eye problem?

This child has a visual problem, but how would you know?

Most children don’t complain of poor vision because they assume what they see is normal.

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Not only an over 40’s problem and could happen
at any age!

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Behavioural Optometry

What is Behavioural Optometry?

A Behavioural Optometrist looks at your visual system in terms of your ability to see and your ability to interpret what you see.  A Behavioural Optometrist believes that optimal visual function depends only partly on how clearly you see.  Assessment of all the visual, visual motor and visual perceptual skills is necessary to provide the best diagnosis and treatment.  A Behavioural Optometrist provides the benefits of prevention, protection and enhancement of your system in order to improve all aspects of your visual performance.

Vision and Eyesight

Eyesight is simply the ability to see something clearly, and so-called 20/20 eyesight (as measured in a standard eye examination with a Snellen Chart).  Vision goes beyond eyesight and can be defined as the understanding of what is seen.  Vision involves the ability to take incoming visual information, process that information and obtained meaning from it.

Vision is learned.  A child learns to see just like he learns to walk and talk.  When learning to walk and talk they have the added opportunity of imitating their parents and siblings.

Parents can observe their children to determine if walking and talking are developing properly. Vision development, however, generally proceeds without much concern awareness on the part of parents.

Because of these differences in development, no two people see exactly alike.

Vision is Learned

Vision is learned, therefore vision is trainable.  If a child does not possess the necessary visual skills, they can be taught to process them through the proper use of visual aids and/or vision therapy techniques.