behavioural optometry

behavioural optometry

A so-called holistic form of optometry which claims to improve vision by therapy, behavioural modification and ocular exercises, based in large part on AM Skeffington’s theories.
 
Three peer-reviewed publications tested patients and/or reviewed the field of behavioural optometry from the mid-1940s until 2008 and concluded that there was no compelling evidence to support the efficacy of the behavioural optometry.
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Introduction to Behavioural Optometry (OVTIa) course (www.
International Congress of Behavioural Optometry 2014 (www.
THE BRITISH Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO) was established in 1991 with the aim of educating UK practitioners about behavioural optometry.
Behavioural optometry is based on the idea that vision is the most dominant sensory process and that through the use of lenses and vision training activities, a person's visual perception can become more efficient.
HOSTED ONCE every four years, the 7th Internation Congress of Behavioural Optometry (ICBO) conference heads to the UK for the first time this year and will be held at Birmingham's Hilton Metropole on September 11-14.
Mr Holland travelled extensively to the US and Australia, learning behavioural optometry and vision therapy techniques in order to better help children with specific learning difficulties.
3-4 BABO, Quality Hotel, St Albans, Herts, Further Concepts in Behavioural Optometry Course OVT1B (www.
Students got stuck into the practical workshops on toric contact lens fitting, experiments in behavioural optometry, ophthalmoscopy and OCT, and there was even a workshop from Lloyds TSB on how to write a business plan.
Evans et al place great emphasis on RCTs, yet have ignored the RCTs that support the treatment of convergence insufficiency within Behavioural Optometry.
The College of Optometrists commissioned a review of BO in 2000, which concluded that it was 'unlikely that, at present, behavioural optometry can satisfy evidence-based scrutiny; indeed there must be concern that groups of optometrists following idiosyncratic management strategies within areas traditionally associated with other professions might hinder the credibility and development of optometry as a whole'.
I write with reference to the news snippet on Dr Brendan Barrett's Review of the Behavioural Optometry evidence base, as reported in OT (July 25).

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