Martin, our Behavioural optometrist, understands how behaviour affects vision.
Behavioural Optometry has a focus on vision that is different to eyesight. Eyesight can be measured by looking at an eyechart on the wall. Behavioural Optometry focuses on vision, which is looking at how sharp your sight is at a distance and close up, how you are able to focus your eyes for tasks such as reading and computers and if you can keep that focus for long periods of time.
Measuring vision also involves tracking eye movements for reading fluency and accuracy, and managing the health of the eyes.
Behavioural Optometry ensures that a child’s visual development is progressing as it should, and not impacting on their ability to learn. Sometimes a child with learning difficulties can be helped by examining their vision and investigating if the problem stems from that area.
Behavioural Optometry assesses and manages children (and adults) with learning difficulties, dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Parkinsons, those with special needs, or who are developmentally delayed, and those who have had a stroke or head injury