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Binocular Vision Dysfunction Can Leave You Feeling Dizzy and Disorientated

We rely heavily on our eyes to orient ourselves and maintain our balance. So when we experience disorientation, dizziness, or vertigo, it can be disabling. These symptoms can be a result of your eyes having trouble working together to create one clear image, a condition called binocular vision dysfunction (BVD).

What Is Binocular Vision Dysfunction?

Binocular vision is the eyes’ ability to coordinate as a team. When the two eyes do not line up, either horizontally (side to side) or vertically (up and down), they struggle to put the two different images together in order to see one clear image.

What Are Common Symptoms of Binocular Vision Dysfunction?

The symptoms of BVD can come in waves throughout the day, leading you to feel absolutely fine one moment and unwell the next.

Besides disorientation, dizziness, and vertigo, other common symptoms associated with BVD are:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Motion sickness
  • Poor depth perception
  • Poor coordination and clumsiness
  • Aching eyes, especially with eye movement
  • Neck, upper back or shoulder pain
  • Head tilting

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and want to know if you havebinocular vision dysfunction, our team will assess your visual function and recommend the appropriate treatment.

How Can Binocular Vision Dysfunction Be Treated?

The main way to resolve BVD is to correct the misalignment with custom prism eyeglasses. Featuring a prismatic lens, these glasses reposition the perceived location of an object, allowing the eyes to receive one clear image. This enables the eye muscles to no longer strain to correct the skewed vision, thereby reducing the dizziness and disorientation that people with binocular vision dysfunction experience.

Don’t continue feeling off-balance. Let Calgary assess your vision and treat your binocular vision dysfunction or any other eye problem.

At Browz Eyeware, we put your family’s needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 587-600-0644 or book an appointment online to see one of our Calgary eye doctors.

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Does Your Head Hurt? You Might Have Binocular Vision Dysfunction

headache womanHave you been struggling with headaches or migraines with little to no relief? If so, you might be suffering from binocular vision dysfunction (BVD).

A standard eye exam generally won’t identify BVD. That’s why it’s important to consult a neuro-optometrist if you’re experiencing headaches or migraines.

What is Binocular Vision Dysfunction?

Binocular vision dysfunction is a condition where your eyes are misaligned, leading the eye muscles to strain to transmit one clear image to your brain. This can result in head pain, migraines and several other symptoms. If the problem is BVD, a neuro-optometrist can diagnose the condition and provide effective treatment.

Common Symptoms of Binocular Vision Dysfunction

People with BVD typically experience some of these symptoms:

  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Double vision
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Eye strain
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Reduced attention span and concentration difficulties
  • Shadowed, overlapping or blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Light-headedness
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Motion sickness
  • Poor depth perception
  • Neck, upper back or shoulder pain

If BVD is the cause of your symptoms, specialized prismatic optical lenses that allow the eyes to regain their alignment can usually provide prompt relief.

Learning Disabilities and Reading Symptoms

Having even slightly misaligned eyes can also disrupt learning and reading.

Binocular vision dysfunction can tire your eyes while reading. Words may blend together, and you may skip lines or lose your place while reading.

A routine eye exam isn’t geared toward diagnosing BVD, so if your child complains of headaches and is struggling with schoolwork, get them assessed by your neuro-optometrist today.

Treatment for Your Headaches and Binocular Vision Dysfunction

Unlike standard eyeglasses, BVD lenses are specialized aligning lenses that allow your eyes to work together. Once your eyes are working together, the brain will receive one clear image. Your eye muscles will then be able to relax and release the tension that can cause headaches and migraines. Your eye doctor can play a significant role in treating these symptoms.

If you suffer from headaches, you may have BVD or another vision problem. Schedule a vision evaluation at Vision Therapy Calgary as soon as possible. The earlier a vision problem is detected, the sooner you can receive a comprehensive treatment plan to achieve clearer and more comfortable vision.

Vision Therapy Calgary serves patients from Bridgeland, Macleod Trail, Panorama Hills, S. Trail Crossing, and throughout Alberta.


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