Practice Update, July 2017:



Unfortunately we have been forced to close the practice on Mondays, until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. However…



We are delighted to announce that Jim will be returning to the clinic, in a part time capacity, from the beginning of September.  Thank you all so much for the well wishes for a speedy return to to work for Jim, it seems to have paid off! 

Obviously Jim’s availability will be somewhat limited, and while Jim appreciates your loyalty, and understands the desire to consult directly with him, it would be very much appreciated if you would book appointments with one of his handpicked associates should he is not available. Please contact our friendly staff to make an appointment at your earliest convenience.


The Vision and Learning Institute is a Behavioural Optometry practice. We are one of the few Vision and Learning clinics in Australia.

What is Behavioural Optometry?

Behavioural Optometry is an expanded area of optometric practice. Your visual status and the way that you interpret what you see does not depend solely on how clear your eyesight is. Consideration must be given to all your visual, visual motor and visual perceptual skills.

In this way we will consider the remediation of any eyesight difficulties and the benefits of prevention, protection and enhancement of your visual system in order to improve all aspects of your visual performance.

 Goals of Behavioural Optometric Care…

  1. To develop and enhance the visual skills needed to achieve more effective visual performance at work and play (classroom, sports and work place)
  2. To provide appropriate lenses for vision or eye problems that have already developed (eg. eye turn, short or long -sightedness)
  3. To prevent vision problems and eye problems from developing

Did you know…

  • Vision develops after birth and is influenced by the visual environment and the individual’s experience. If a person’s visual system has not developed adequately, visually demanding activities may lead to inefficient or uncomfortable vision.
  • Vision’s role is to gather information, sort, analyse, store, match, recall and direct action.
  • Learning is accomplished through complex and inter-related processes. Your eyes and the visual system grow and develop from the brain, making vision a fundamental factor in thinking and learning.
  • Almost 80% of information in the classroom is obtained through the visual system.
  • How efficiently we learn to see will effect how well we do at school and in today’s society, how successful we will be in our chosen career.
  • Over 85% of our clients are less than 15 years of age. The other 15% are adults of all ages and even elite sportsmen/women!