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