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Vision and Autism Toowoomba | Vision and Autism Highfields

Autism

Autism is a very common condition, with more prevalence in males than females. No two people experiencing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are the same. ASD is a lifelong developmental condition, which includes autism and Asperger’s syndrome. The condition affects, amongst other things, the way an individual relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people.

Many of the behavioural characteristics of individuals with autism affect their visual system. These include, poor eye contact, staring at lights or spinning objects, looking askance, side viewing and general difficulties keeping track on a page.

Autism Vision Help

Visual inefficiencies can cause stress and discomfort with challenging visual tasks such as learning to read and maintaining concentration.

Our optometrists have a wealth of experience, having helped many patients, with their unique visual difficulties. With this experience comes the skills to assist the patient to feel comfortable and at ease with the testing process.

One of the most popular members of staff, our beautiful, ex-guide dog Vonnie, is a particularly calming influence. She is able to help those patients who may otherwise feel stressed or uncertain about having an eye test.

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