Behavioural optometry (also called neuro-developmental optometry) is part of our holistic approach to vision at Concord Eye Care. Our vision system brings us great information about our world – 80% of learning happens through our eyes. We inspect, discriminate, identify and interpret the world with our eyes and brain. When the vision system is not functioning at its optimum, this affects our ability to process information and can result in significant performance loss at school, work and sport. Headaches, fluctuating or blurry vision, double vision, tired eyes or learning difficulties can be helped with vision training, stress-relieving glasses and better visual and lifestyle habits.
How can behavioural optometry help children?
Children who are experiencing difficulty learning to read and write or concentrating in the classroom may be struggling with a vision problem. Importantly, some vision problems may cause similar issues to dyslexia but may not be dyslexia. At Concord Eye Care, we assist your child by assessing their visual abilities and we develop an age-appropriate, individually tailored vision therapy program. We pay particular attention to vision skills such as eye tracking, eye teaming, eye focusing and visual perception. Through vision therapy, your child is able to develop and refine vision skills that are key to helping them realise their potential in the classroom and in other activities such as music and sport.
Our vision therapy programs for children are conducted in a relaxed, fun environment and run over a xxxx week period, usually with xxxxx visit per xxxxx.
What about behavioural optometry for adults?
For adults experiencing vision problems such as blurred or double vision as a result of accidents or illness, the team at Concord Eye Care will provide a comprehensive vision assessment to determine which ‘tools’ will best assist you. These may include a tailored vision therapy plan, vision exercises or speciality lenses in your glasses to provide improved quality of life and the ability to tackle daily tasks with improved ease.
Can behavioural optometry help me with sport?
Because behavioural optometry takes a holistic approach to the system of vision, it looks at the integration of vision with the body, particularly eye/hand and fine and gross motor skills. Our team at Concord Eye Care can develop vision exercises and a vision therapy program specifically for your sport to help maximise your visual performance.