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.
The holistic approach assesses how a child processes and interprets visual information and helps detect common eye problems that may accompany or contribute to learning difficulties.
Once a functional visual problem has been identified, the optometrist will outline the benefits of prevention, protection and enhancement for your child’s visual system.
Our child-friendly approach and testing equipment are designed to make your child’s visit pleasant and stress-free:
Early diagnosis means at-risk children can enjoy normal, healthy brain development and reach their full potential as adults. Treatments may include spectacles, coloured lenses and vision therapy including gross motor, final motor and visual information processing.
A comprehensive eye test can also encourage vision development that would otherwise fail to develop if there is no intervention with glasses and Vision Therapy.
All G&M practices are equipped to deal with children’s vision, but advanced skills in Behavioural Optometry are available at:
*American Optometric Association, School-aged Vision: 6 to 18 years of age, www.aoa.org