Behavioural Optometry

Behavioural Optometry for Holistic Vision Treatment

Vision anomalies and disorders are commonly associated with biological causes, such as changes to the health and structure of the eyeball. However, they can also be caused and exacerbated by behavioural habits and conditions

At Microprism Optics, our team includes a qualified behavioural optometrist who can assess patients in Melbourne of all ages who have vision problems requiring correction. We apply quantum physics (biological application) to optometry and deliver solutions that are tailored to your needs. The opticians at our South Yarra clinic are well qualified to assist in frame, lens selection and optical appliance dispensing with special Integrative activities that complement the optometric consultation and prescribing.

What is Behavioural Optometry?

Behavioural optometry is a specialised field of optometry that studies all the different aspects of vision. This includes:

  • Visual development
  • Visual perception
  • Strabismus
  • Amblyopia
  • Vision therapy

The Correlation between Vision and the Brain

Behavioural optometry focuses on vision as opposed to eyesight. While eyesight refers to seeing what is in front of a person, vision refers to the ability to focus, aim and move eyes. Vision is connected to the brain’s sensory systems that control movement, balance and the ability to do simple tasks like walking and reading.

While the foundation of behavioural optometry is built on traditional optometry, the emphasis is more on functional dynamics:

  • The focusing, aiming and movement of the eyes
  • Processing of visual information
  • How vision can affect movement, balance and everyday tasks

Diagnosis & Assessment

A behavioural optometry assessment looks at more than just eye function, providing a more holistic snapshot of all elements of vision that can also impact on other areas of a person’s life, as well as conditions that can impact on vision.

Once this assessment is complete, the optometrist will write a report describing the state of the patient’s visual perceptual skills and a diagnosis on their condition. If any problems are identified, a behavioural optometrist may recommend ophthalmic aids and/or behaviourally directed vision exercises to rectify them. This includes having the patient undergo vision therapy that will include prescribed activities designed to train the affected eye with eye movement skills.

Conditions Behavioural Optometry Can Treat

This type of optometry can treat various conditions, including:

  • Lazy eyes
  • Eye motor control issues
  • Developmental delays
  • Reading difficulties
  • Acquired brain injuries

How Behavioural Optometry Can Help Children

Children who struggle with learning to read and write or concentrate at school might have a problem with their vision. Our optometrist can assist children by assessing their visual capabilities and planning a vision therapy program that is suited to their individual requirements and age group.

During therapy, we take note of their visual skills, including eye tracking, eye teaming, eye focusing and visual perception. We will help your child to develop their vision skills, allowing them to reach their full potential at school and with extracurricular activities.

Behavioural Optometry for Adults

Many adults experience blurred or double vision due to accidents and illnesses. Our optometrist can provide a comprehensive vision assessment that will determine what type of treatment a patient will need. Such treatment can include a vision therapy plan, vision exercises and lenses that will help to improve the patient’s quality of life and their ability to carry out everyday tasks.

How We Can Help You

Whether you need a behavioural optometrist for children or adults, Microprism Optics can provide solutions to change and alleviate your specific conditions.

People are often surprised when our behavioural optometrist tells them that dyslexia, autism, learning disabilities, brain injury, visual processing issues and concentration disorders like ADHD can be connected to vision. When you think about it, however, these conditions all affect the way people process the world around them, and much of that is filtered through the eyes. Our Melbourne optometrist aims to address this and improve vision accordingly.

Treatment Methods

Our specialist can conduct a behavioural eye test and behavioural optometry assessment in order to formulate a treatment plan that may include behavioural optometry exercises, including Vivid Vision therapy. We can also provide glasses with lenses and prisms that are tailored to your specific needs. These can alter spatial context and perspective, allowing wearers to process the world with more focus and clarity.

Our treatments adhere to the latest developments surrounding neuroplasticity and muscle memory, facilitating a greater ease of visual consciousness.

Make a Booking Today

If you’re looking for behavioural optometry in Melbourne, Australia, make an appointment with Microprism Optics today. Call us now on (03) 9824 5431 to learn more and make a booking at our clinic in South Yarra. Alternatively, you can message us online and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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