A Behavioural Optometrist understands the way you interpret what you see is not just dependent on how clear your eyesight is.  Consideration must be given to all your visual, visual motor and visual perceptual skills.  These visual skills affect performance in reading, sports and other activities of daily living. Even subtle issues with the visual system can have a major impact on our efficiency and performance, even more so for children where these systems are still developing. 

 Testing can involve in-depth examinations of visual abilities including visual skills, efficiency and visual processing with an understanding of the effects of stress on visual performance. 

 A Behavioural Optometrist may use lenses and prisms, or vision therapy to develop eyes that work together efficiently and without stress. They can also identify and guide the development of inadequate visual processing skills.