top of page

Science & Research

Teaching & Research

The following Universities and Colleges are some of the gold standard institutions that teach or conduct research in behavioural optometry related practice. 

  • The Southern College of Optometry - Tennessee, USA

  • The University of Melbourne - Australia

  • The University of New South Wales

  • University of California Berkeley School of Optometry

  • Ohio State University - USA

  • College of Optometry at the University of Houston - USA

  • State University of New York, USA

  • Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

  • University of South Florida - USA

  • University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

70 Years of Science


Behavioural optometry is not a new concept. Since its inception 70 years ago by optometrists in the USA, there has been substantial growth in the scope and research for behavioural optometric care, with consideration of the role of vision in relation to school achievement, VDT use, sports, spatial and motor organisation, and information-processing. Models of care emphasise prevention, remediation, rehabilitation, and enhancement.


Behavioural optometry is an integral component of optometric education and practice.

Good Information Sources


There is plenty of good and reliable science based information if you know where to look. Here are some suggestions:


These professional organisations will give you the right information provided by trained, qualified, and government Registered optometrists. The information provided by ACBO has been checked and approved by the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Authority.

Science Updates


ACBO regularly issues updates of the latest science to its optometrist members to ensure that they are aware of the very latest in research and best practice from all over the world

Serious Science


If you would like to see the peer reviewed scientific publications related to Behavioural Optometry there is a link below to the ACBO Repository on the subject. You may also like to go to PubMed and look for specific published scientific papers about specific subjects.

bottom of page