How does an eye test done by a Behavioural Optometrist differ from that of my regular optometrist?


A Behavioural Optometrist spends more time exploring how a child’s eyes work when looking at the blackboard as well as when they spend time on electronic devices/ reading.

They make sure the child’s eyes are working efficiently so that their vision doesn’t affect their ability to learn.

As well as assessing a child’s eyes, Behavioural Optometrists will frequently assess a child’s visual information processing skills. These skills enable a child to make sense of what they see when they are learning.


Why Choose Behavioural Optometry?

  • Behavioural Optometry is a whole-body approach to vision care.

  • Behavioural Optometrists understand that the eyes don’t work on their own, but with the rest of your body.

  • A Behavioural Optometrist understands that vision is one of the most important parts of everyone’s life and that if your vision doesn’t work well, it greatly effects your quality of life and what you can achieve.

  • Ensures vision development in children is progressing as it should and is not impacting their ability to learn.

  • All aspects of a normal eye examination are covered as part of a behavioural eye examination and more.


When should children have an eye examination?

  • As soon as possible if they have a family history of vision problems or there are visible signs.

  • Between 3 and 5 years if significant hyperopia is found, then regularly.

  • When they start school or if behaviour suggests a possible problem.


Can Behavioural Optometry only be done to children?

  • No, Behavioural optometry is for people of all ages young and old who wish to look after how their life is affected by their vision


If you would like to book your children in for a behavioural optometry assessment, please call us on (08)9335-3433 and book in to see our behavioural optometry expert

Dr Adrian Rossiter.