A behavioural optometrist works slightly differently than a regular optometrist in Melbourne looking at the relationship of behaviour to vision: to help your eyes recover from years of strain and improper use by retraining the eye muscles and sensory systems.
Making the most of the integration of body and vision such as prism insertions and Essilor progressive lenses, behavioural optometry can dispense prescription glasses with a difference. Using accepted and proven scientific principles of neuroplasticity, the extrapolation to ophthalmic prescribing may actually improve your eyesight.
Essilor progressive prism lens glasses can lead to some very balanced and integrated visual care. But how do you know which kind of lenses you need?
Your optometrist will conduct a thorough eye examination. Not only do we look at individual eyes for eye chart eye chart purposes but their interaction binocularly with body posture, balance and movement. This is because you do more with your eyes than look at one gaze position. We’re interested in the holistic behavioural tendencies of your eyes. These eye patterns are so linked with the rest of the body that they can have an effect on concentration, balance and even emotional processing.
Once we have taken you through a comprehensive eye exam at our Docklands clinic, we will have all the information we need to advise you on the kind of lenses that will help your eyes. We may recommend Essilor glasses or even glasses with a prism lens.
The prescription eyeglasses you’ll receive from Microprism Optics function according to behavioural optometry, which means they’re intended to improve your eyes’ cooperation with the rest of your body. Behavioural optometry is basically the physical therapy of eye medicine; it seeks to restore, retrain, rehabilitate and repair. Rather than relying purely on medicines and glasses, this kind of approach uses many exercises and muscle techniques to adjust the way patients use their eyes. Not only does this allow for less strained vision but it also often slows or even prevents further deterioration. In the same way an athlete’s leg can be restored to full functionality after major surgery with physical therapy, your eyes can slowly improve with behavioural optometry.
We can still offer plenty of help. Many patients still experience deterioration of their eyesight even with regular prescription updates, even if it’s much slower thanks to their glasses. That’s often because typical prescription eyewear doesn’t account for more than the eye itself, and it doesn’t come with any behavioural considerations. It improves the quality of your day-to-day, but it doesn’t address any possible unhealthy muscle habits or relieve strain in quite the same way. This eyewear available from our Melbourne clinic aims to turn that process backwards. Rather than simply stall eyesight decay, Essilor or prism lenses are made to repair long-standing eye damage as much as possible.
And while seemingly pricier than other options in Melbourne, these eyeglasses are much more economical long-term. They require less frequent adjusting or replacement, and we design ours to be durable and reliable for years. Plus, the sooner you address the possible factors in your eyesight’s decline, the more you can do for your eyes! The sooner we begin treatment, the more effective you’ll find it. Even so, our eye specialists in Melbourne happily work with patients of all ages and conditions.
You might find benefit from our prescription eyewear in Melbourne if you:
As our practice is based on the discipline of behavioural optometry, we’re interested in the holistic behaviour of the eye. We aim to retrain the eye using the proven scientific theories of neuroplasticity and the modern technological advances in optometry that have produced the prism lens. If you’re ready for an Integrative approach in eye care, book in for an eye examination in Docklands with our specialist behavioural optometrist Dr Michael Christian PhD today. Call us now on (03) 9606 0330 to book an appointment.