Behavioural Eye Testing

What to Expect from Your Behavioural Eye Assessment at Eyes by Design

Are you familiar with standard eye examinations, where your sight is assessed and you’re prescribed lenses to correct any issues? While those are important, there’s more to eye care than meets the eye. Welcome to Eyes by Design, where we offer something beyond the ordinary—a Behavioural Eye Assessment. This examination delves deeper into your vision, aiming not just for clarity but for optimal visual function. Let’s explore what sets it apart from the standard eye exam.


Standard Eye Examination vs. Behavioural Eye Assessment

A standard eye examination primarily checks the clarity of your sight and screens for eye diseases.
You are treated like a pair of eyeballs.
In contrast, a Behavioural Eye Assessment goes beyond the surface, focusing on your visual system’s functionality.

What to Expect During a Behavioural Eye Assessment: A Comprehensive Overview

When you schedule a Behavioural Eye Assessment at Eyes by Design, you embark on a journey to unlock your full visual potential.
Unlike a standard eye examination, this assessment delves deep into various aspects of your visual system, leaving no stone unturned.

  • Visual Acuity Assessment: Just like a standard eye exam, we start by evaluating your visual acuity, ensuring you can see clearly. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
  • Functional Vision Exploration: We go beyond clarity. Our assessment examines how your eyes function together. This includes checking for any issues with how your eyes track, focus, and team up for tasks like reading and using computers.
  • Binocular Vision Examination: Binocular vision, or how well your eyes work together, is crucial. Problems here can lead to discomfort, double vision, and difficulties with depth perception tasks.
  • Fixation and Tracking Analysis: Fixations are the brief pauses your eyes make when focusing on a specific point. Problems with fixation can cause text to appear to move or wobble on the page, making it challenging to maintain attention.
  • Accommodative Skills Testing: We assess your eye’s ability to change focus effectively. This is vital for tasks that involve shifting your gaze from something up close to something in the distance, like reading a board and then taking notes.
  • Vergence Skills Assessment: Vergence is your eyes’ ability to converge (move towards each other) or diverge (move away from each other) rapidly or smoothly. These skills are crucial for maintaining focus while reading and transitioning between near and far tasks.
  • Accommodative Convergence Evaluation: This test measures how you coordinate your teaming skills with changes in focus. Poor accommodative convergence can lead to headaches, double vision, and fatigue.
  • Stereopsis Evaluation: Stereopsis is the foundation of depth perception. We assess how well you perceive three-dimensional space. This is essential for hand-eye coordination and reading.
  • Visual Information Processing Skills: Your ability to extract meaning from visual information is examined. This includes skills like spatial awareness, visual discrimination, and processing speed. These areas need to be improved to improve learning and daily activities.

Treatment Options

Based on the results of your Behavioural Eye Assessment, we offer tailored treatment options. These may include:

  • Prescription Glasses: When necessary, we prescribe glasses designed to improve visual function, not just clarity.
  • Vision Therapy: This specialised therapy helps train your visual system to work optimally, which is especially beneficial for children with learning difficulties.
  • Contact Lenses: For certain conditions, contact lenses might be recommended for improved vision.
  • Referral to Specialists: In some cases, we may refer you to allied healthcare practitioners for a more holistic approach.

At Eyes by Design, we bridge the gap between standard eye exams and comprehensive vision care. Our Behavioural Eye Assessment ensures that your vision doesn’t just meet the standard; it exceeds it. Don’t settle for ordinary eye care; elevate your vision with us.

Bringing It All Together

While a standard eye exam aims to correct visual clarity, a Behavioural Eye Assessment aims to enhance your visual function. We’re not just concerned with how well you see; we’re passionate about how efficiently your visual system works in real-life scenarios.

By identifying and addressing functional vision issues, we ensure that your eyes perform optimally. This assessment is particularly beneficial for individuals with learning difficulties, as it can pinpoint and target areas hindering their progress.

At Eyes by Design, we believe in providing comprehensive vision care that goes beyond the standard. Our goal is to elevate your vision and empower you to reach your full potential in every aspect of life. So, if you’re ready for more than just a standard eye exam, we’re here to help you on your journey to confident, clear vision.

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