Behavioural Optometry

Specific process, function and task-related, behavioural optometry deals with a variety of processing disorders such as dyslexia and concentration issues.

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What Is Behavioural Optometry?

Specific process, function and task-related, behavioural optometry deals with a variety of processing disorders such as dyslexia and concentration issues.

ADHD and various forms of autism are also facilitated into a greater ease of visual consciousness that has positive effects on behaviour.

Changing spatial context and perspective using appropriate lens and prism can positively affect and change these conditions.

Diagnosis and Treatment

  1. Retinoscopy
  2. Autorefraction
  3. Counselling – explaining the issue and looking at its treatment in new possibilities
  4. Lens and prism using balanced binocular integration
  5. Supporting the visual system with sequential lens and prism interaction and integration
  6. Periodical reviews – normally 6 months or stated otherwise

Behavioural Optometry FAQs

How does behavioural optometry differ from regular optometry?

While traditional optometry primarily addresses the clarity of sight and the health of the eyes, behavioural optometry considers the visual cognitive skills and the motor skills necessary for effective visual perception. It often includes therapy to improve visual processing abilities.

Who can benefit from behavioural optometry?

Individuals of all ages can benefit, especially those experiencing visual challenges that affect learning, such as children with learning difficulties, people with strabismus (crossed eyes) or amblyopia (lazy eye), or anyone suffering from visual stress or strain.

What problems can behavioural optometry help address?

Behavioural optometry can help manage issues such as eye strain, headaches from visual tasks, learning disabilities related to vision, difficulties with eye movement and coordination, and problems associated with attention and concentration.

What does a behavioural optometry assessment involve?

An assessment typically includes a comprehensive evaluation of visual acuity, eye health, and visual processing skills. It may involve tests to assess how eyes track, focus, and work together, as well as how effectively visual information is processed and integrated with other senses.

Can behavioural optometry help with sports performance?

Yes, behavioural optometry can significantly enhance sports vision performance by improving skills such as eye-hand coordination, depth perception, and dynamic visual acuity, all of which are crucial for athletic activities.

What types of treatments do behavioural optometrists offer?

Treatments may include tailored vision therapy exercises, the use of therapeutic lenses, prisms, and filters, and advice on visual habits. Therapy is customised to meet the specific needs of the patient and their unique visual challenges.

How long does behavioural optometry treatment take?

The duration of treatment varies depending on the individual’s needs and the specific issues being addressed. Some patients see improvements quickly, while others require ongoing therapy to achieve optimal results.

Is behavioural optometry covered by insurance in Australia?

Coverage can vary by insurance provider and plan. Patients should consult their insurance to understand what services are covered under their specific policy.

How often should I visit a behavioural optometrist?

The frequency of visits can depend on the specific treatment plan. Some patients may need weekly sessions, while others might visit less frequently. Regular assessments will help track progress and make adjustments to the treatment plan as needed.

Benefits of Behavioural Optometry:

Realign sensory, muscle and optics for easier reading and comprehension abilities in dyslexia

Help the brain in ADHD to help focus easier and aid concentration capacity

Facilitate localisation of sound in auditory processing disorders

Alleviate some autistic behaviours in learning

Facilitate attentiveness through easier focusing and thereby concentration

Support and redirect visual vagueness and brain function

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Quantum Photo-Somatics is a dynamic process, activating the system to begin rearranging and realigning itself to a state of ease. On average, follow-up consultations resulting in a change of prescription occur on a 6-monthly basis. In most cases this is a decrease of prescription, allowing the system to continue moving forward. Where a prescription has increased, it is an indicator that more support is required at that moment, and will likely come down when conditions change. 

However, if your new lenses aren’t delivering the comfort or improvement you expected within 100 days, we’re here for you. We’ll re-evaluate your eyes and make any adjustments that are required.

In the majority of cases, we find that a brief 15-30 minute consult suffices to determine the issue, and is usually a matter of further integration, or a slight adjustment to the prescription. These consultations are available free of charge within the 100 day warranty period. 

  • Progress and Support: In some cases, changes occuring as a result of the process may temporarily create some discomfort. Different stages of progress may require varying levels of support in order to reach the desired outcome. 
  • Consultation Fees: A consultation fee will be charged for consultations extending to an hour or more, given the extensive work involved.
  • Discounted Lenses: If the outcome of your consultation is a significant decrease of prescription, new lenses will be prescribed at a 30% discount. Lens remakes under warranty are not honored for obvious improvements.
  • Warranty Lens Remakes: If there’s another significant shift within the next 100 days, lens remakes we will remake your lenses free of charge. 

As the outcomes of this work are highly individual, the application of this policy will have variability depending on the case, and is continually being adapted as the modality itself evolves.

Experience the Latest in Behavioural Optometry with Microprism Vision

At Microprism Vision, we work at the cutting-edge of developments in behavioural optometry in Melbourne. Our Docklands clinic takes a holistic approach, making full use of the most current technologies for vision therapy for adults and children. We can prescribe glasses and a range of other therapies to help correct your eye condition. Call us today to book in for an eye exam on (03) 9606 0330. Read More

Holistic Behavioural Optometrist in Melbourne

Vision anomalies and disorders are commonly associated with biological causes, such as changes to the health and structure of the eyeball. However, they can also be caused and exacerbated by behavioural habits and conditions

At Microprism Vision, our team includes a qualified behavioural optometrist in Melbourne who can assess patients in Melbourne of all ages who have vision problems requiring correction. We apply quantum physics (biological application) to optometry and deliver solutions that are tailored to your needs. The opticians at our Docklands clinic are well qualified to assist in frame, lens selection and optical appliance dispensing with special Integrative activities that complement the optometric consultation and prescribing.

The Correlation Between Vision & the Brain

Behavioural optometry focuses on vision as opposed to eyesight. While eyesight refers to seeing what is in front of a person, vision refers to the ability to focus, aim and move eyes. Vision is connected to the brain’s sensory systems that control movement, balance and the ability to do simple tasks like walking and reading.

While the foundation of behavioural optometry is built on traditional optometry, the emphasis is more on functional dynamics:

  • The focusing, aiming and movement of the eyes
  • Processing of visual information
  • How vision can affect movement, balance and everyday tasks

Diagnosis & Assessment

A behavioural optometry assessment looks at more than just eye function, providing a more holistic snapshot of all elements of vision that can also impact on other areas of a person’s life, as well as conditions that can impact on vision.

Once this assessment is complete, the optometrist will write a report describing the state of the patient’s visual perceptual skills and a diagnosis on their condition. If any problems are identified, a behavioural optometrist may recommend ophthalmic aids and/or behaviourally directed vision exercises to rectify them. This includes having the patient undergo vision therapy that will include prescribed activities designed to train the affected eye with eye movement skills.

Conditions Behavioural Optometrist Can Treat

This type of optometry can treat various conditions, including:

  • Lazy eyes
  • Eye motor control issues
  • Developmental delays
  • Reading difficulties
  • Acquired brain injuries

How Behavioural Optometry Can Help Children

Children who struggle with learning to read and write or concentrate at school might have a problem with their vision. Our optometrist can assist children by assessing their visual capabilities and planning a vision therapy program that is suited to their individual requirements and age group.

During therapy, we take note of their visual skills, including eye tracking, eye teaming, eye focusing and visual perception. We will help your child to develop their vision skills, allowing them to reach their full potential at school and with extracurricular activities.

Behavioural Optometry for Adults

Many adults experience blurred or double vision due to accidents and illnesses. Our optometrist can provide a comprehensive vision assessment that will determine what type of treatment a patient will need. Such treatment can include a vision therapy plan, vision exercises and lenses that will help to improve the patient’s quality of life and their ability to carry out everyday tasks.

How We Can Help You

Whether you need a behavioural optometrist for children or adults, Microprism Vision can provide solutions to change and alleviate your specific conditions.

People are often surprised when our behavioural optometrist tells them that dyslexia, autism, learning disabilities, brain injury, visual processing issues and concentration disorders like ADHD can be connected to vision. When you think about it, however, these conditions all affect the way people process the world around them, and much of that is filtered through the eyes. Our Melbourne’s optometrist aims to address this and improve vision accordingly.

Treatment Methods

Our experienced team can conduct a behavioural eye test and behavioural optometry assessment in order to formulate a treatment plan that may include behavioural optometry exercises, including Vivid Vision therapy. We can also provide prism glasses and lenses that are tailored to your specific needs. These can alter spatial context and perspective, allowing wearers to process the world with more focus and clarity.

Our treatments adhere to the latest developments surrounding neuroplasticity and muscle memory, facilitating a greater ease of visual consciousness.

Make a Booking Today

If you’re looking for behavioural optometry in Melbourne, Australia, make an appointment with Microprism Vision optometrist in Melbourne today. Call us now on (03) 9606 0330 to learn more and make a booking at our clinic in Docklands. Alternatively, you can message us online and we’ll get back to you shortly. Read Less

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Book In An Eye Test or Tele-Consult

If you’re ready to get started, there are 3 options to choose from. You can schedule a free 360° vision screening test, or you can book a comprehensive Quantum Photo Somatics test of your vision and eye health. If you’re unsure, and you’d like more information – book a free 10-minute, no-obligation telehealth consultation with our team.

We Find Out More About Your Vision

You’ll discuss your vision with our experienced optometrist, then we’ll devise a treatment that’s tailored to your specific needs and vision. This will include the use of Microprism™ lenses and prisms that aim to stop deterioration and improve your eyesight.

Follow Our Treatment Plan

Your new Microprism™ lenses will ‘work out’ your eyes as you wear them. They aim to change the way your eye muscles work, while supporting how your brain processes visual information… an integrative approach that has helped 1,000s of our clients improve their vision and health.

Monitor Results And Adjust Accordingly

The aim of your treatment plan is to improve your eyesight, mind and body function within 6 months – an aim we’re serious about achieving. If there is no improvement after wearing your Microprism™ lenses, we’ll make adjustments and replace your prescription free of charge!

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What kinds of vision and health conditions do you help?

We help a range of vision and other health related problems by redirecting how light is presented to the body. People present with a range of issues including but not limited to:

  • Sensitive eyes
  • Poor vision
  • Frustrated with vision
  • Worsening vision
  • Balance issues
  • Complex issues
  • Subconscious issues
  • Low energy
  • Low motivation
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslexia
  • Double vision
  • Post stroke
  • Post accident or injury
  • Closed brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Post trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional stress
  • Stress
  • Psychological issues
  • Physical ailments
  • Physical injuries
  • Aches and pains
  • Mobility issues
  • Visual processing
  • Performance and learning issues
  • Turned eye
  • Dry eyes
  • Lazy eyes
  • Nausea
What is the difference between what you do and others?

We take a unique approach to vision and eye health by holistically and dynamically assessing vision, mind and body as a complete unit, working on conscious and subconscious levels.

Our unique methodology, Quantum (Energy) Photo (Light) Somatics (Body Movement) (QPS) has been developed by Dr Michael Christian. QPS supports Optometry and is an endorsed and accredited field with the IICT (International Institute of Complementary Therapies)

It engages a real time integrative feedback system of many factors, making adjustments, counter checks and further adjustments through the process.

Light uniquely and appropriately refracted through lens and prism combinations support and change factors such as breath, posture, balance, muscles, energy, nerves, emotions, movement and body functions, which in turn aims to positively affect the eyes and vision.

Once we understand the wearers profile, we prescribe balanced, highly customised, activating lens and prism prescriptions. These lenses aim to change the way the wearers eye muscles work while supporting how the brain processes visual information.

Just as you work out your body with weights and movement, the glasses we prescribe act as a personal trainer for your eyes that are designed to work just by wearing them, without the hassle of boring and limited time-consuming eye exercises.

The lenses aim to also encourage improvement of health conditions that are linked to, being caused by or exacerbated by poor vision, while aiming to avoid the usual deterioration of vision commonly experienced by long-term glasses wearers. The eyes affect the mind and body, and the mind and body affect the eyes.Both need optimal support. These links and relationships are thoroughly investigated in depth for each person.

How do lenses and prism encourage positive visual change or improvement?

Just as good air, food and water provides integral fuel for the body, good light, presented correctly, provides integral fuel for vision and mind.

The function of your eyes has a flow on effect to the rest of your mind and body. Just as changing any nerve or muscle group in the body does.

Microprism integrative prescriptions are derived by focusing two eyes together in specific binocular refractive patterns for clear perspective and detail discrimination. In Microprism progressive lens manufacturing, the prism is located in unique non-traditional active locations to ensure clear, open, comfortable and dynamic vision. Microprism directional prisms (up, down, in and out summations) are located differently and affect eye muscles, changing eye shape and location and the perception of objects within a space. The internal shift on eye muscles via the incoming prism re-directed light, effects and brings into alignment and balance, how near, distance and perspective are observed. This ideal state of alignment brings ease to the optical, motor and sensory system and has a positive flow on effect to the rest of the body. Light feeds the whole biophotonic transduction system of the body.


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Since 2001, Microprism Vision’s have helped over 9,315 people to improve their vision and eye health, and it can all start with a free 10 minute, 360° vision test!

You’ll try on prism lenses while we test your vision under real world conditions – seated, standing, walking, at a distance, and in close range to a screen and objects. You’ll experience the benefits of prism first-hand!

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