It may be your eyes:
It may be your eyes:
Dyslexia, reading comprehension difficulties, and learning disabilities all negatively affect our ability to read and sometimes focus. Anyone who has been diagnosed with one of these conditions or has difficulty reading or paying attention in school or at work knows how frustrating it can be. But what if the cause behind these issues is your eyes?
Binocular Vision Dysfunction, also known as BVD, occurs when our eyes are slightly misaligned and can lead to symptoms commonly confused with dyslexia, learning disabilities,difficulties with reading comprehension, and ADHD or ADD.
People with Binocular Vision Dysfunction often experience a variety of symptoms that can be debilitating and reduce their quality of life. Someone with BVD might have difficulty with reading books or articles, paying attention in class, focusing on work or school assignments, as well as find themselves avoiding social activities or even driving their car.The symptoms typically include pain, balance and coordination difficulties, reading, vision, and psychological symptoms.
BVD can be the result of nerve or eye muscle abnormality (a common condition many people are born with, and common in children with reading/learning challenges), or it can develop as a result of stroke, brain injury, concussion, or a similar neurological disorder.
BVD is treated by correcting the eye misalignment using our micro-prism lenses. These glasses bend light in a way that the images seen by your eyes are moved into the position they need to be in, resulting in realigned images. When the images seen by your two eyes are realigned, your brain can easily transform them into one, singular image. Your dizziness, difficulty reading, and other uncomfortable symptoms caused by BVD are significantly reduced or eliminated.
In fact, the average patient will notice a 50% reduction of symptoms by the end of their first visit. Over the next several visits, our team at Vision Specialists of Michigan will fine-tune your lenses so that your dizziness, reading difficulties, and trouble focusing, as well as other BVD symptoms, can continue to improve and maybe even eliminated.
Dyslexia, learning disabilities, and reading comprehension difficulties can affect both adults and children. For children, it can result in them falling behind academically in school (delaying their learning), as well as resulting in a misdiagnosis of ADD, ADHD, or dyslexia.If your child has BVD, the symptoms will vary depending on their age.
If your child has BVD, the symptoms will vary depending on their age.
For children ages 4 to 8-years-old, common behaviors and symptoms of Binocular Vision Dysfunction can include:
For children ages 9 to 13-years-old, common behaviors and symptoms of Binocular Vision Dysfunction can include:
Daily Stomach Ache, Headache, Nausea:
Headaches and Learning Challenges:
Years of Daily Headaches, Nausea, and Dizziness: