Behavioural optometrists have a more holistic approach to vision care, believing that a whole child comes into our office, not just a pair of eyeballs!
Most often, Behavioural optometrists apply their holistic view to specific areas of optometry, particularly learning problems in children, dyslexia, short sightedness development and even how kids and adults use their eyes for sports or other activities.
Behavioural optometry does not just concentrate just on the ability to see, but examines HOW a child sees, HOW they interpret and use the information they see, and HOW they can see comfortably and effectively as they read.
As a Behavioural Optometrist, Darin Browne examines more than just a child’s ability to see a chart 6 metres away! He looks at a child’s vision and the visual skills they use when learning.
Darin doesn’t just think about glasses and treating any eyesight difficulties, but he also spends time looking at the prevention, protection and enhancement of a child’s visual system.
His aim is to help your child not only see better, but PERFORM better in the classroom.
So What is Behavioural Optometry About?
In essence, it is about
1. Preventing vision problems and eye problems from developing.
2. Treating already developed eye problems in a way that stops them from getting worse
3. Training the correct visual skills that are needed to work effectively in the classroom, workplace, playing sport or when using computers
Behavioural Optometry will usually provide the following:
- Advice on visual hygiene techniques to prevent or reduce the possibility of eye problems developing.
- Support Lenses or a prescription of spectacle lenses.
- Vision Therapy to enhance and develop visual skills that are poorly or inadequately developed.
When you come to Eye CU Optometrist, you are not visiting just another optometrist. You and your children will not be treated in the way that other practitioners may treat you. Darin will take the time to examine all aspects of how the visual system works, and how the two eyes work together, to make sure that you are optimally set up to achieve maximum success.
You child will receive…
1. A comprehensive Behavioural visual examination, with many tests that most other optometrists never use.
2. A complete summing up with simple explanations so that you understand how we can help your child.
3. Glasses and/or vision therapy recommendations, with a huge selection of frames if glasses are required.
4. A written report for you and your child’s teacher.
Darin says, “My job is to make sure your child is performing at their very best in their learning, and I am passionate about achieving this. That’s why I went into Behavioural Optometry, and why I continue to work hard to provide the best and latest techniques for my patients! I aim to be the Optometrist Sunshine Coast parents turn to when they want the best for their children.”