What is Binocular Vision Dysfunction?
People suffering from Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) have a small amount of vision misalignment not found on a routine eye exam. Their body corrects the misalignment by overusing and straining the eye muscles, causing the symptoms of Binocular Vision Dysfunction.
The number and severity of symptoms are different for each person. Some people are disabled; others aren’t bothered much.
Many people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) develop a small amount of eye misalignment from their injury that cause these symptoms.
What is the solution?
Our doctors at Vision Specialists of Michigan have made pioneering discoveries into the diagnosis and treatment of Binocular Vision Dysfunction. Our patients undergo a detailed and thorough examination of their vision, including assessment for small amounts of vision misalignment (the NeuroVisual Evaluation). Near vision, far vision and alignment problems will be corrected using glasses with specialized aligning lenses.
Expect to feel noticeably better right away. The average patient will notice a 50% reduction of symptoms by the end of the first visit. Improvement continues over the next several visits as the aligning lenses are fine-tuned, giving the average patient an 80% reduction of symptoms by the end of treatment.
- Unsteadiness / Drifting while walking
- Poor Coordination / Clumsy
- Poor Depth Perception
- Motion Sickness
- Headaches / Face Pain
- Eye Pain / Pain with Eye Movement
- Neck Ache / Upper Back & Shoulder Pain
- Head Tilt
- Sensitivity to Light / Glare
- Double Vision
- Feeling Overwhelmed or Anxious in Crowds or Large Spaces
- Fatigue with Reading
- Shadowed / Overlapping / Blurred Vision
- Difficulty with Reading & Reading Comprehension
- Skipping Lines / Losing your Place while Reading
- Closing / Covering an Eye to make it easier to see