Behavioral optometry is optometry that focuses on how vision affects our behavior and performance in everyday activities. Vision is not just about seeing clearly but also about how our eyes interact with the brain and how our functioning is influenced by our visual experiences.
Behavioural optometristry involves additional testing to assess how well the eyes work together, how well the eyes track and focus on moving objects, and how well the eyes perform in various visual tasks.
Based on the assessment, further testing known as Deveopmental Visual Information Perceptual testing may be recommended. Vision therapy or specialized lenses may be used to treat visual problems.
Behavioral optometry can also benefit patients with conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), and visual processing difficulties. We also work closely with other healthcare professionals such as occupational therapists to address the behavioral, functional, and perceptual aspects of vision to improve overall patient outcomes and performance.