Behavioral Optometry

We provide quality eyecare for the whole family to ensure optimal eye health and comfortable vision everyday. We care about each and every one of our patients and this is reflected in our careful, comprehensive examinations and treatment.

Our Services

We offer full scope optometry service including:

  •  Comprehensive eye examinations for people of all ages
  • Eyecare services for children, from babies to teenagers
  • Assessment of eye health and visual skills using a range of clinical techniques and the latest technology
  • Diagnosis of conditions such as macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, health conditions that affect the eye such as diabetes and blood pressure, and other ocular conditions
  • Prescription and supply of spectacles and contact lenses
  • Referral to specialists where necessary
  • Behavioural optometry

Behavioural and paediatric optometry concentrate on how vision affects behaviour and learning in school-aged children. A behavioural optometry examination is encouraged if a child is described as “doing poorly in school,” “failing,” “not working up to potential,” “having difficulties with learning,” “disliking school work,” “or “having a school/reading problem.”

Good vision involves more than good eyesight or having 20/20 vision. Good vision means having efficient scanning, focusing and visual coordination skills for reading and learning in the classroom. While children may have good distance eyesight, they may have difficulty maintaining good near vision when reading and writing leading to learning-related vision problems. Some signs include slow reading speed, skipping words, and headaches.

Assessment of a child’s development in skills of Visual Perception or Visual Information Processing may be required. Visual Information Processing is the process of understanding what we see, and involves the communication between the eyes and brain. Some areas tested include Visual Spatial Skills, Visual Analysis Skills and Eye Tracking Skills. These tests assess if a child’s abilities are normally developed for their age, so they can learn to read and write at age level and achieve their maximum potential.

  • Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is a series of activities designed to improve eye muscle control, which in turn helps children better understand what they are reading and seeing. Vision therapy aims to improve coordination problems, focusing difficulties, poor lower-than-expected visual thinking and understanding. Vision therapy also aims to enhance eye muscle efficiency and improve visual comfort.