And then the testing begins. The patient is given a pair of glasses. One lens has a red filter. The other is clear. Asked to look at a white dot in the distance........what does the patient see??? TWO DOTS! One is red; the other is white. The two dots may be side-by-side, vertical (think buttons on a shirt) or diagonal. And, this is caused by two eyes that do not work together.
So, what is the big deal? If a person is not even aware of seeing a double image, why does it need to be corrected? Whether a person is aware - or not - of a vision misalignment, it will still put the body into a state of distress.
What distress - you may wonder. Most often, it shows up as one or more of the following:
- Headaches (includes migraines)
- Dizziness (includes vertigo)
- Anxiety (includes panic attacks)
- Difficulty with reading, attention, learning
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