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Behavioural Optometry considers your vision in relation to your visual demands, such as reading, computers, and learning to read and write, to ensure your vision is working easily and comfortably. The way that you interpret what you see does not depend solely on how clear just your sight is.

Behavioural optometry care involves more than just measuring your eyes on the distance chart. It includes:

  • Measurement of focus and eye coordination function problems which can affect visual comfort and performance when reading and writing and using computers
  • Measurement of distance focus, especially if there is difficulty looking up clearly from computers, or blurred distance vision, which could be shortsightedness (myopia) beginning to develop as a result of  more time on computers and less time outside
  • Measurement of near focus, especially Hyperopia (Farsightedness) that affect the clarity and longevity of near taks
  • Assessment and treatment of lazy eye (amblyopia) and turned eye (strabismus), using spectacles and sometimes vision therapy
  • Assessment and treatment of irregular tracking eye movements that affect reading fluency
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