A Behavioural Optometrist has a more holistic approach in the treatment of vision and visual perceptual problems.
A Behavioural Optometrist believes that your visual status and the way you interpret what you see is not just dependent on how clear your eyesight is. Consideration must be given to all your visual, visual motor and visual perceptual skills.
In this way your Behavioural Optometrist will consider not only the remediation of any eyesight difficulties but also the benefits of prevention, protection and enhancement of your visual system in order to improve all aspects of visual performance.
Treatment regimes include the utilisation of lenses and prisms, along with visual hygiene instructions.
Which patients may benefit from Behavioural Optometry?
All patients will benefit from the more holistic approach but it is especially suited to those with eye motor control problems, lazy eyes, developmental delays, neurological damage or learning delays.