How is BVD in Children Diagnosed?
To determine if your child’s dizziness and other symptoms are the result of Binocular Vision Dysfunction
, we suggest you first see your primary care physician or specialist to rule out other causes of their symptoms. If no cause is found for their symptoms, then BVD
might be the issue.
When you visit Vision Specialists of Michigan, you will be asked to complete a specialized questionnaire designed to screen for those who might have BVD
, as well as complete a detailed Health History form.
An eye exam is performed to determine the need for correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism (a common imperfection in the eye’s curvature).
Following the standard eye exam, a specialized exam is performed (NeuroVisual Evaluation) to determine if your child has visual misalignment. If diagnosed with BVD
, your child will be fitted with a trial version of new prescription lenses. Most children notice a significant improvement in their symptoms within just a few minutes of putting on the trial lenses. You can expect to spend approximately 3 hours in our office during your visit.
How Do You Know If Dizziness Is Serious?
Dizziness is serious if it is affecting your child’s quality of life. When children regularly experience dizziness, it can result in them missing out on social activities with friends and it can also result in them missing school. Both of these factors can delay their cognitive development, and reading and learning skills. Dizziness in children can also lead to a misdiagnosis of ADD or ADHD.
Fortunately, if your child complains of dizziness frequently, there is treatment available.
Treatment for Dizziness in Children
If your child is feeling dizzy throughout the day or week due to a slight misalignment between their eyes, our micro-prism lenses can correct their misalignment. These specialized lenses at Vision Specialists of Michigan are different from standard lenses in that they specifically bend light in a way that the image seen by the eye is moved into the position it needs to be in - the result is the image is realigned and corrected, markedly reducing or eliminating your child’s dizziness, headaches, nausea
, and other symptoms.
The average patient will notice a 50% reduction of symptoms by the end of their first visit. Our aligning lenses will be perfected and fine-tuned over the next several visits, helping your child to continue to feel better.