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Behavioral Optometry

Prescribing For Your Visual Needs


Behavioral optometry is the understanding balance between the brain and the eyes.  The eyes send our visual input to the brain, but it’s in the brain where vision and perception is calculated and translated.

When our eyes work together, in harmony with each other, the brain receives a comfortable overlapping of the two images and thus an accurate, binocular view of our world is obtained. When the two eyes fight with each other, the cause of uncomfortable viewing becomes apparent. This “strain” is especially noted when performing prolonged amounts of concentrated detail work.

Symptoms of “eye strain” may include… headaches, light sensitivity, fluctuation in vision, double vision, slow reading, poor comprehension, decreased reading time, dry eyes, tired eyes, red eyes,  head tilts, and increased rubbing of eyes.

In today’s world we put significant demands on our eyes that have never existed before. With our ever increasing use of computers and cell phones, the demand for our eyes to keep consistent focus at different distances is becoming an epidemic. Now with the increase use of smart phones and tablet computers, the demands will become even greater.  In just a few generations we have created new environments for our eyes to work.

Behavioral optometry takes the movement and focusing ability of the eyes and best suits lenses to correct and relieve the demands you put on your eyes throughout your day. The benefit of prescribing glasses or contact lenses for your personal visual demands means greater comfort. With less fatigue and increased eye-brain interpretation, the creation of a more effective system becomes apparent. Improving the processing of all visual information will allow you the greatest comfort throughout the entire day.

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