This prominent award honours Dr. Evian’s long service as the New South Wales Regional Director. It also recognises Dr. Evian as an indefatigable champion of The Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists and Behavioural Optometry in general.
Dr. David Evian has over thirty years of experience. He is a much-revered behavioural optometrist.
Dr. Evian states: “I am passionate about eyecare and thrive on witnessing significant improvements in my patients, both children and adults alike.”
Behavioural Optometry is an extended area of practice because it takes into account visual motor and visual cognitive skills. It encompasses a holistic approach to ensure that the patient’s eyes have the strength and stamina to cope with the demands that are placed on them. Visual input accounts for 80 percent of our learning and in the modern world, everyone spends a lot of time processing information from games, phones, computers and television screens. Behavioural Optometry tests visual comfort, visual focus and visual processing.
The best treatment is prevention and children may only need to wear glasses in conjunction with exercises for a temporary period while a management plan helps to retrain the brain. Early diagnosis means at-risk children can enjoy normal, healthy brain development and reach their full potential as adults. Symptoms, such as red and itchy eyes, blurry words, headaches and concentration problems disappear within a relatively short period of time.
Dr. Evian’s treatments include: spectacles, coloured lenses and vision therapy, which consists of, gross motor, fine motor and visual information processing.
Vision issues can lead to a whole host of problems in both children and adults, from headaches and migraines through to reading difficulties and even dizziness and nausea. A general eye examination by Dr. Evian can identify and rectify any issues that may exist.