Our optometrist Antoinette du Preez practices modern optometry with a behavioural vision care philosophy.

She understands that good visual performance doesn’t only rely on the central vision system and being able to read a sign or a number of letters clearly in the distance but requires the whole visual system to integrate.

Testing at the clinic incorporates the peripheral/ambient vision system which provides “where am I/where is it?” information and enables visually guided movement, posture and balance.  All our behavioural optometry consultations for an initial visit are 60 minutes in duration.

Take our 1 minute checklist below and if you or your child experiences any of the following symptoms/signs then you may have a vision problem that requires further behavioural testing:

  • Abnormal Posture
  • Balance problems
  • Comprehension and attention difficulty
  • Persistent headaches
  • Persistent clumsiness
  • Persistent motion sickness
  • Vertigo
  • Persistent dizziness and nausea
  • Persistent muscle tension e.g. neckache
  • Tired or hurting eyes
  • Problems with reading and learning
  • Difficulty with physical activity and sport
  • Blurred vision
  • Intolerance to light
  • Double vision
  • Poor handwriting
  • Reading slowly
  • Eye turns
  • Avoiding close work
  • Loss of place when reading, writing or copying