Behavioural optometry is an extended area of optometry which considers visual motor and visual cognitive skills and assesses both the functioning of the eyes as well as the brain. Why is this important? Because visual input accounts for 80% of learning. If eyes are not working effectively and efficiently then it can seriously affect the way information is processed.
Behavioural Optometry assesses how a child processes and interprets visual information and aids in the detection of common eye problems that may accompany or contribute to learning difficulties.
Should a functional visual problem has been identified, your optometrist will outline the benefits of prevention, protection and enhancement for your child’s vision.
- Prevent eye and vision problems from developing
- Provide treatment for any problems that have already developed
- Develop and enhance the visual skills needed at school