When it comes to getting your eyes checked, it’s important to ensure that you are going to the appropriate eye care professionals to address your specific needs.
Optometrists: the examination of healthy eyes and the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, and vision conditions.
Behavioral / Developmental / functional Optometrists: Optometric specialty using holistic and preventative approach to the treatment of vision and vision information processing issues.
Optician: technicians trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to correct eyesight. Opticians are not permitted to diagnose or treat eye diseases.
You need a behavioral optometrist if you:
- Are an infant, a child or an adult
- Attend school or work
- Work on a computer
- Participate in sports
- Experience learning or reading difficulties
- Are challenged with time management and organization
- Suffer from Headaches
- Experience any visual discomfort
- Have suffered a TBI or stroke
- Are interested in holistic, preventive vision care
Behavioral approach to optometry believes:
- The visual process is developed and it can be enhanced
- Visual function and performance can be protected, and maintained.
- Through the appropriate use of lenses, vision can be developed, enhanced, protected, maintained, and remedied.
- Exceeds more limited concept of vision care that merely compensates for an already existing condition