Binocular vision dysfunction is what happens when both eyes are not able to properly coordinate. To create proper vision, both eyes have to work in conjunction with one another. When they can’t do it well (or at all, sometimes), it results in binocular vision dysfunction. Some people have it for years without getting properly diagnosed, seeing specialist after specialist before getting relief, while others get the correct diagnosis the first time. With our optometrist in Hasbrouck Heights, you can be sure you are working with binocular vision dysfunction specialists who will get you the correct diagnosis right away, eliminating any prolonged suffering or discomfort you may have with other, less experienced vision care specialists.
Some Common FAQs About Binocular Vision Dysfunction from Your Hasbrouck Heights Optometrist
What are the Symptoms of Binocular Vision Dysfunction?
- Double vision
- Sinus issues
- Headaches of varying severity
- Bad depth perception
- Poor balance and/or coordination
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Motion sickness
- Neck and shoulder strain (from turning the head to focus on something)
- Uneasiness being in large places
Someone with this condition may have all or just some of these symptoms. That is why a full exam by your Hasbrouck Heights eye doctor is needed to get a proper diagnosis.
How is the Condition Treated?
Special glasses with a prism in the lenses must be worn. The prism bends light to move images the eyes are looking at into the position they need to be in to see them clearly. This type of lens also serves as vision therapy, realigning the eyes. Once the eyes are realigned, the muscles around them don’t have to strain to focus anymore, and the symptoms associated with it resolve. It usually takes two or three sets of progressively stronger prism lenses to finally straighten out the eyes and resolve the condition. The condition doesn’t go away, though. The glasses must always be worn once the final set is prescribed. It can actually make your vision worse if you don’t wear your lenses after getting them.
How Does Someone Get Binocular Vision Dysfunction?
Some people are born with it, and it does tend to run in families. It can also be caused by injuries to the head, strokes, and neurological disorders. Car accidents are often a cause of non-hereditary binocular vision dysfunction.
How is the Condition Diagnosed?
A thorough exam by a qualified eye care specialist is the only way to get a diagnosis. Diagnosing the condition involves filling out a symptom survey form, getting an optometric exam, and a neurovisual evaluation (this determines if the eyes are properly aligned or not).
What to Do Next
Contact us to make an appointment to get your consultation, evaluation, and exam. We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Heights Eye Center family. You can reach us at (201) 288-1109