Behavioural Optometry

At Russo + Associates, our optometrists aim to assist the development of your vision and enhance the skills needed to achieve more effective visual performance at work and play.


Behavioural optometry treats children and adults with vision difficulties that affect the development and function of their visual system. Behavioural optometry goes one step further than a regular eye examination by considering why there is a problem and how the visual system can work better to ensure an individual is reaching their full potential. Vision problems in children can affect their ability to learn and is therefore important to assess at an early age to prevent an eye issue from developing further.

It is important to recognise the signs that may indicate to you that your child is suffering from visual problems. Signs may include:

  • Red or watery eyes
  • Frequent blinking
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Frequent eye rubbing
  • Difficulty reading
  • Confusing words when reading
  • Sitting close to the television

Consult with us if you have specific questions about your child’s visual problems.

Behavioural Optometry is an expanded area of Optometric practice. A Behavioural Optometrist has the same University degree as all traditional Optometrists but has done specific training and post-graduate study. A Behavioural Optometrist has a holistic approach in the treatment of vision, eyesight and visual information processing difficulties. We use a number of different methods and programs including the Piggyback visual processing development computer program, the Seerite program and the HTS functional eye skills program. We also use free space equipment including lenses, prisms, balance boards and a variety of other equipment.

Please contact us if you are would like more information on Behavioural Optometry.

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