What is Binocular Vision Dysfunction?
People suffering from Binocular Vision Dysfunction have a small amount of There are six different muscles controlled by three different cranial nerves that coordinate the movement of each eye.
In order to achieve perfect binocular vision and to avoid double vision, the brain and all twelve muscles must work together so that each eye points directly at the object being viewed.
When the eyes cannot perform this eye teaming task accurately, this is referred to as binocular vision dysfunction.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.
- 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
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
Vision alignment problems can be corrected with prism lenses. Prism lenses can bend beams of light, and can redirect the image (red dotted arrow) onto the center of the back of the eye (the fovea (big red arrowhead)) while the eye is in it's original, slightly misaligned position (black arrow). Since there is no need to realign the eye, there is no overuse of the eye muscles, which markedly reduces or eliminates the symptoms of Binocular Vision Dysfunction.
alignment problems will be corrected using glasses with specialized aligning lenses
- Vertical prismatic correction
- Horizontal prismatic correction
- Distance correction
- Reading correction
- Out of roundness (astigmatism) correction
- Anti-reflective / anti-glare coating
- Blue light protection
- Tint or Transitions™ for light sensitivity
- Lighter lenses using special materials like polycarbonate or Hi Index plastics
How do I know if Vision Specialists can help me?
A scientifically validated questionnaire has been developed by our researchers to screen for Binocular Vision Dysfunction. Find out if Vision Specialists of Michigan can help you!
Want to learn more about Binocular Vision Dysfunction?
Listen to this TEDx talk from the founder of NeuroVisual Medicine, Dr. Debby Feinberg:
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Who would have thought that a basic eye alignment problem could cause a person to be miserable or disabled? Yet that is exactly what is happening with Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD), a visual condition where there is a slight image misalignment which causes headaches, dizziness, anxiety, neck pain and reading difficulties. Using techniques developed by Dr. Debby Feinberg and her colleagues, patients are fit with prism eyeglass lenses that realign the images, resulting (on average) in an 80% reduction of symptoms.
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