Behavioural optometry is a holistic approach to eyecare, and states that there is more to “vision” than just your “eyesight”. Vision involves processing information from both eyes and using this to interpret our environment. Many children who are experiencing problems in the classroom have clear “eyesight” but are unable to effectively use their “vision” due to poorly developed visual skills.
Your behavioural optometrist is interested in vision as a learned process. Most people are born with healthy eyes, but in the process of growing up there may be some gaps in the development of their visual systems. Vision Therapy is the careful selection of tasks that provide the visual system with the learning experiences it needs to fill those gaps.