Why Behavioural Or Developmental Optometrist ?
Q. WHY DO YOU CALL YOURSELVES BEHAVIOURAL OPTOMETRISTS?
A. Vision problems can cause eyestrain and headaches when reading, which affects
concentration and comprehension and often causes a child to avoid reading. This is just
one example of vision affecting behaviour.
Q. WHY DO YOU CALL YOURSELVES DEVELOPMENTAL OPTOMETRISTS?
A. Vision develops, we all learn to focus, use eye movements, coordinate our eyes and
hands, and we learn to understand what we see. Sometimes these skills do not develop
as expected, but can be tested and treated with vision therapy.