There is a vast body of evidence for the many concepts and principles that make up the vision care principles referred to as “behavioural optometry”. Some is without question. Other evidence is significant and is under discussion. A few areas of practice are evolving, and evidence is accumulating.
About Behavioural Optometry & Optometrists
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.
A behavioural optometrist can detect visual problems which potentially can interfere with a person’s ability to perform in sport to their potential. This may include deficiencies which can interfere with spatial localisation of a target or ball, decrease depth perception, and cause delays in changing perception from near to far to near, as in tennis, squash, fishing, cricket and baseball.