For those who have been diagnosed with Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD), the treatment process can seem confusing and even a little scary. There’s no need to be alarmed, however, as this is a pain-free and fairly straightforward procedure. To help you better understand what treatment for binocular vision disorders like BVD entails, a specialist from Vision Specialists of Michigan has shared a video explaining the process.
The Importance of a Progress Assessment Exam
When people with eye problems come to our clinic, their initial visit starts with a comprehensive NeuroVisual Examination. Once a patient is diagnosed with Binocular Vision Dysfunction, Vertical Heterophoria or some other binocular vision condition, they’re given the opportunity to preview the prescription and prism in a trial frame.
Afterward, they’ll be prescribed custom aligning micro-prism lenses to synchronize the eyes and provide relief to the overworked eye muscles. It takes about seven to 10 days for the glasses to come in. However, it’s important to keep in mind that your first pair is typically not your last pair. As the eye muscles relax and symptoms return, this is likely an indication that the prescription needs to be refined.
How Micro-Prism Lenses Are Used to Correct BVD
The amazing thing about our unique treatment method is that many patients, some of whom have sought help for years without relief, see an immediate reduction in the number and severity of their symptoms. A few common symptoms include headaches, dizziness and nausea, neck pain, anxiety and balance issues. As prism is introduced, the eyes start to realign, and the eye muscles that have strained for so long to compensate for the visual misalignment begin to relax. This process is called progressive relaxation.
As the eyes continue to relax, the tension on the eye itself is reduced, which can change the prescription or the prism values. The specialists at Vision Specialists of Michigan see patients back in about two to four weeks to repeat many of the tests that were performed at the first appointment in order to target necessary modifications in the prism or prescription to further improve clarity and reduce symptoms.
Make an Appointment Today
To schedule your own NeuroVisual Examination and discover the benefits of micro-prism lenses, contact Vision Specialists of Michigan today by calling (248) 258-9000. You can also go online to fill out our BVD questionnaire.