A behavioral optometrists we test for and prevent visual problems by developing strong visual skills and comfort using lenses and visual training. We have a visual therapy center with a very enthusiastic visual therapist to train your vision while having fun doing it.
WHAT IS BEHAVIOURAL VISION CARE
Your visual system brings you all the information about the world around you. When you look at something, you don’t just “see” with your eyes; you inspect, discriminate, identify and interpret—all as part of your visual system.
Behavioural vision care is an expanded area of optometric practice. When you visit your behavioural optometrist, you may notice a difference in your examination. You will find that you are tested for very specific skills. You may find that many of your questions about vision are answered. And, you will receive the clinical guidance you need to develop the skills which provide for an efficient visual system.
Your behavioural optometrist takes a holistic approach to vision care. You are treated as a “whole person” and your visual problem as a part of the “whole system”. Your behavioural optometrist works with you and your children, rather than doing something to you.
You and your children will receive help in developing the important visual skills you may need to reach academic and professional goals.
Even the visual achievement of successful learners can be enhanced through behavioural optometric care.
WHY BEHAVIOURAL VISION CARE?
If you experience headaches, blurred vision, tired, itchy or watery eyes or other vision linked problems, you may already know how uncomfortable sustained visual stress can feel. Your discomfort may be related to the heavy vision load of working at near distance.
If you are a student, you may read almost three times the number of textbooks your grandparents did. If you are employed in an office, you probably use your visual system for hours of close-up work. If you work with computers, you may spend much of your day looking at a computer screen. These tasks can all contribute to visual stress.
Even if you have “6/6 eyesight,” you may have difficulty working at close tasks. The term “6/6” means that you can see well at distances of 6m or more, it does not usually refer to how well you see at 30-40cm, the distance at which you do most of your close work.
There is a solution.
Your behavioural optometrist has studied the effects of stress on vision. Using carefully selected stress-relieving and preventive lenses and visual training, you can enjoy relief from even the most stressful close-up visual conditions.
WHO NEEDS A BEHAVIOURAL OPTOMETRIST?
Behavioural vision care is useful to virtually all patients. However, the following individuals may benefit more:
- Children of all ages, but especially children just starting school.
- Children who are having trouble with reading or learning.
- Children who seem to be uncoordinated in visually demanding sports.
- Children who are considered to have “behaviour problems.”
- Children who are reading “below their potential.”
- Children diagnosed as ADD/ADHD.
- Anyone who participates in athletics and wants improved performance.
- Anyone who works at a computer.
- Anyone who has a visually demanding job.
- Anyone who suffers from burning, itchy eyes, eye strain or visual fatigue (with no medical eye problem).
- Anyone who has suffered a traumatic brain injury.
- Stroke patients.
- Anyone who suffers from chronic fatigue.