How We Help

scope of practice is broad,
there are many things we do

We see with our brain. Vision is fundamentally a source of Stress. If we become too stressed, we move into Distress and our efficiency drops. How well we cope with the stress of our sensory input decides how normal the world appears to us.

Examination of the Visual Perception, taking into account the patients age, growth & development, health, needs and wants.
Dyslexia Assessments, Irlen Diagnostics and Motor Integration testing
Formulating a unique Management Plan for every patient, sometimes on referring to other practitioners.
Prescribing Therapeutic spectacle lenses with Focus power, Prism power and Precision Spectral Filter tints to optimize your perception
Prescribing Optometric Vision Therapy to optimize your Eye Control and your perception
Reporting to patient, parents, teachers and to GP
Ongoing management through our computer-based Recall system.

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In many ways, the test of our work is the change we see in our patients. If they are happy, we are happy. If they are able to be helped, you can be confident that so can you be helped. These are real people from in and around Hawkes Bay, join them in their success!

Reading Problems, Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties

Reading is difficult and cannot use their reading skills or learn basic reading skills
Problems with flow, fluency, and comprehension
Other problems may exist and instruction or remediation may be necessary

Gifted and Average Students with Good Reading Skills

Spend longer to complete homework
Physical complaints of headaches, strain, or tiredness when reading or at school
Avoids reading or reading for pleasure
Does poorly on timed tests or standardized tests
Unable to keep up with reading assignments
Listens in class rather than doing assigned reading
Finds it easier to learn from discussion than reading
Works hard to get grades but feels that s/he is brighter than grades indicate
Considered lazy or unmotivated. Told they could do better if tried harder

Headaches, Migraines and Other Physical Symptoms

Discomfort in sunlight
Discomfort in bright lights or fluorescent lights
Prefer dim lighting
Bothered by headlights at night
Bothered by glare
Discomfort with computer use
Stress or strain with sustained reading
Stress or strain from visually-intensive activities
Difficulty looking at stripes or patterns
Certain colors are bright and bothersome
Snow, rain, and hazy days can appear to be glary

Light Sensitivity

Bothered by glare, fluorescent lights, bright lights, sunlight and sometimes lights at night.
Some individuals experience physical symptoms and feel tired, sleepy, dizzy, anxious, or irritable.
Others experience headaches, mood changes, restlessness or have difficulty staying focused, especially with bright or fluorescent lights.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/HD)

Problems concentrating when reading or writing
Easily distracted when reading or writing
Distracted when under fluorescent lights
Daydreams in class Problems staying on task with academic work
Problems starting academic tasks

Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Looks in a series of short glances
Looks away from visual targets
Squints or looks down
Finger flicks
Sideway glances
Poor eye contact
Rubs or pushes on eyes
Mesmerized by colors, patterns, or light Behavior changes in bright lights or sunlight
Poor spatial or body awareness
Light sensitivity
Difficulties with stairs, escalators, or catching balls
Poor small or gross motor coordination

Traumatic Brain Injuries, Head Injuries, Concussions and Whiplash

Reading. Problems because of a change in clarity or stability of the print.
Sustained Attention and Concentration. Problems with ease and comfort reading.
Light Sensitivity. Being in bright light, and driving at night can be uncomfortable.
Physical Symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness and irritability.
Depth Perception. Problems with the ability to judge depth or spatial relationships.
Fatigue. General sense of being tired and fatigued.
Neurological Problems

Light-induced seizures, tremors, or other similar problems

Psychological, Medical and Visual Problems
Low Vision/Visually Impaired
Light-Induced Epilepsy
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Multiple Sclerosis
Auto Immune Diseases
Cerebral Palsy


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