VisionLink – New learning through sight

Vision Link Behavioural Optometrists provide research based treatment for convergence insufficiency, oculomotor dysfunction, spelling and reading problems, dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, Aspergers, Learning Related Vision Disabilities, migraine and brain injuries. We are uniquely positioned to assist Visual Perception through the use of Vision Therapy, Irlen tinted lenses and Cellfield Intervention.

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Eye Problems?

Behaviours of a person with vision problems.

  • Rubbing eyes repeatedly
  • Dislike and avoidance of close work
  • Holding head at an angle when looking at an object
  • Shutting or covering one eye to focus
  • Excessive blinking
  • Holding books closely
  • Using a finger as a place mark when reading
  • Sitting too close to the television

It is important to recognise that most children with visual defects are unlikely to complain about their vision, thinking everyone else sees the same.

Because of rapid growth and subsequent vision changes, school age children should have their eyes examined annually to ensure potentially serious disorders are detected.


Do you or your child suffer from any of the following symptoms?

  • Blurring of words when reading
  • Difficulty with copying from the blackboard
  • Poor or variable handwriting, often slow
  • Loss of concentration, poor attention span
  • Reading accuracy and speed below age
  • Loses place or line when reading
  • Misses out words or letters when reading
  • Reverses letters and numbers
  • Makes phonetic spelling errors
  • Can learn spelling for tests but cannot remember later
  • Homework takes longer that it should
  • Getting red/bloodshot eyes when reading
  • Poor visual memory
  • Poor at balls skills and team games


Bright kid but reading & spelling problems?

Research shows that 46% of those identified with reading problems, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder or learning diffidulties can be helped by our VisionLink treatments.