Keith Murphy Opticians

What is Behavioural Optometry? Behavioural Optometry is a specialism within optometry, in the same way as orthodontics is a specialism within dentistry. Behavioural optometrists have undergone additional training, which enables them to examine other aspects of vision, rather than just sight and ocular health.

Vision is more than just sight. Sight is what size of object can be resolved at different distances whcih is quite a limited concept but one many vision care professionals concentrate on in the UK. However, vision is being able to efficiently capture, process, interpret and use light information to initiate behaviour.

Our visual system brings us a vast amount of information about our world. We do not "see" with our eyes or our brain, rather vision is the reception and processing of visual information by the total person.