behavioral optometry

Vision and the motor visual system are our primary source for gathering information with 87% of learning occurring through the visual system. 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.

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Children are usually born with the necessary hardware to allow the development of normal sensory skills, but it takes a busy childhood of play, exploration and experience to develop and train the software that controls what we take in from the world. If this software is not established properly, it can result in problems with the visual system and therefore learning. If undetected these problems can continue into adulthood.

Alex will explore these processes and use a range of treatments to help patients learn and function more efficiently. This can be applicable to any age group‚ not just to children, and can also be of direct benefit to those following accidents and with possible traumatic brain injury.

For more information see www.babo.co.uk

BABO also have a facebook page for parents and friends.

Parent information (pdf)

Parent Questionaire (docl)

Teachers Questionaire (doc)

Teachers Questionaire (pdf)

Vision and fatty acids

The Science of Behavioural Optometry – Optometry Today article

Some videos of exercises can be found here

2 Responses to behavioral optometry

  1. Emily says:

    Hi, just wondering if you do vision therapy for children with a lazy eye?

    many thanks.

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