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.
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.
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