Behavioural Optometry

Unlock Your Child’s Potential with Behavioural Optometry

Is your child struggling in school? Behavioural optometry is a unique approach that goes beyond the services you receive at a normal optometrist and is essential for improving learning outcomes, and identifying signs that may indicate your child needs a comprehensive eye examination.

How Behavioural Optometry Makes a Difference

Behavioural optometry focuses on the individual needs of each child, providing a holistic approach to vision care. It goes beyond focusing solely on eyesight, and also takes into account the complex relationship between vision and learning. It recognises that vision is more than just seeing clearly; it involves a range of visual skills that are crucial for academic success.

Signs that you or your child will benefit from behavioural optometry:

Frequent headaches or eye strain

Complaints of headaches or tired eyes, especially after visual tasks, could indicate underlying vision issues.

Difficulty reading

Struggling with reading, losing place, or skipping lines may suggest tracking or visual processing challenges.

Poor handwriting

Messy, inconsistent handwriting or difficulty staying within the lines might be linked to eye-hand coordination difficulties.

Lack of concentration

Children with vision problems often find it challenging to maintain focus or become easily distracted during schoolwork or visually demanding activities.

Excessive eye rubbing or blinking

Frequent rubbing, blinking, or eye redness may signal eye strain or discomfort.

Avoidance of near work

Consistently avoiding activities like reading, writing, or tasks requiring close-up visual work could indicate underlying visual challenges

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How is Behavioural Optometry Different?

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Behavioural optometry looks beyond basic eye tests and assesses the entire visual system, including eye coordination, focusing abilities, and visual processing. This comprehensive evaluation helps identify any underlying vision issues that may be affecting your child’s concentration and learning.

Based on the assessment results, our experienced behavioural optometrists develop customised treatment plans tailored to your child’s specific needs. These plans may include vision therapy, lenses, tints, prisms or visual exercises designed to address their individual visual challenges.

Behavioural optometry is uniquely equipped to identify and address vision problems that can hinder learning. Issues such as eye teaming difficulties, tracking problems, or visual processing deficits can be detected and effectively treated through targeted therapy.

Our team of behavioural optometrists works closely with educators to ensure that your child’s visual needs are met in the classroom. By establishing effective communication and sharing insights, we can help create an optimal learning environment for your child.

Investing in behavioural optometry at an early age sets the foundation for lifelong success. By optimising your child’s vision and addressing any learning-related visual challenges, we help them develop strong academic skills, confidence, and a positive attitude towards learning.

At See Optometry, we are committed to providing personalised vision care that empowers your child’s educational journey. Our experienced optometrists are well versed in assessing and treating vision issues that impact learning, helping your child reach their full potential.

Schedule a comprehensive eye examination today and see how behavioural optometry can help your child!

You don’t need a referral from your GP, you can book an appointment directly with our optometrist.