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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It is an independent opticians, with two branches, that specialises in behavioural optometry, visual stress, binocular vision anomalies and orthokeratology.
Professor Evans explained various approaches to dyslexia, including behavioural optometry, which took a detailed symptomatology and applied a holistic approach, looking at the child as a whole.
THIRD-YEAR optometry student at the University of Manchester, Kiran Bola (pictured), volunteered at the International Congress of Behavioural Optometry (ICBO) and has spoken about her experience.
Introduction to Behavioural Optometry (OVTIa) course (www.babo.co.uk)
Introduction to Behavioural Optometry (OVT1a) course (www.babo.co.uk)
Behavioural optometry taster session (www.babo.co.uk)
Introduction to Behavioural Optometry (OVTla) course (www.babo.co.uk)
THE BRITISH Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO) was established in 1991 with the aim of educating UK practitioners about behavioural optometry. "The idea was that like-minded practitioners in the Association could learn more about the subject by getting together and inviting experts from the US and Australia to speak," BABO chairman, John Stevenson told OT.
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.
Taster session on behavioural optometry (www.babo.co.uk)
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.

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