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Vertical Heterophoria, Dizziness, Anxiety, and Driving: One Meteorologist’s Journey for Answers

Vertical Heterophoria, a type of Binocular Vision Dysfunction, affects up to 10% of the population.

Why can’t I drive on the interstate at night?” This is the phrase meteorologist Mike Maze googled after a long period of frustration. Dizziness, headaches, and anxiety were plaguing him and when he drove on the interstate, the dizziness and anxiety intensified. Luckily his Google search led him to a specialist who treats Vertical Heterophoria, a type of Binocular Vision Dysfunction. Watch the video below to find out how his journey to healing also helped so many others unknowingly suffering from Vertical Heterophoria.



Not found in routine eye exams, Vertical Heterophoria is a misalignment of the eyes. When the eyes don’t work as a team, it can cause the body to overcompensate, leading to headaches, dizziness, anxiety, neck or shoulder aches, difficulty concentrating or reading, nausea, and unsteady walking. Mike’s anxiety worsened while driving as his misaligned vision struggled to see in a moving car.

Mike shared his story on social media, including videos, and received an outpouring of sympathy as well as commiseration. Many of his followers could relate and had no success treating their own set of symptoms, and they were eager to hear of a new possible treatment. One such person immediately made an appointment and was discovered she too had Vertical Heterophoria. She says the aligning (prism) pair of glasses was a miracle after years of visiting chiropractors, eye doctors, and neurologists.

If your symptoms sound like Mike’s, it’s time to take the Binocular Vision Dysfunction Questionnaire:

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