Excellence in Vision Development

The British Association of Behavioural Optometrists is a network of highly qualified and motivated Optometrists, with a specialist interest in how vision affects human performance. Vision and the motor visual system are our primary source for gathering information with 87% of learning occurring through the visual system. Even subtle issues with the visual system can have a major impact on our efficiency and performance, even more so for children where these systems are still developing.

Children are usually born with the necessary hardware to allow the development of normal sensory skills, but it takes a busy childhood of play, exploration and experience to develop and train the software that controls what we take in from the world. If this software is not established properly, it can result in problems with the visual system and therefore learning. If undetected these problems can continue into adulthood.

Behavioural Optometrists will explore these processes and use a range of treatments to help their patients learn and function more efficiently.
This can be applicable to any age group‚ not just to children, and can also be of direct benefit to those following accidents and with possible traumatic brain injury.

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Latest Courses and News

BABO membership renewals

10 Jul 2015

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Diary Dates 2015 BABO and International Partners

11 Mar 2015

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Spring Summer Meeting 14th/15th June 2015 + OVT3 discussion group 13th

11 Mar 2015

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OVT1A 6/7th September, OVT1B 29th/30th November 2015

05 Mar 2015

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Vision and Learning Course OVT3 – 12th to 14th July 2015

28 Feb 2015

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Peer Review Meetings Ran 4th and 9th March

26 Feb 2015

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What is Behavioural Optometry? Sheffield Ran on 26/01/2015

30 Dec 2014

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ICBO congress had over 400 International Behavioural Optometrists Attending

29 Sep 2014

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OVT1b Further Concepts in Behavioural Optometry 30th November and 1st December 2014

19 Sep 2014

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Researchers probe links between vision problems and cognition in a pioneering study

20 Jun 2014

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