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ADHD & Binocular Vision Dysfunctions

Updated: Jan 4

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by symptoms such as inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.

There is some evidence to suggest that there may be a connection between ADHD and binocular vision dysfunctions. Studies have found that individuals with ADHD may be more likely to have binocular vision problems, such as strabismus (crossed eyes) or amblyopia (lazy eye). These vision problems can affect the way the brain processes visual information and may contribute to symptoms of ADHD, such as difficulty paying attention or problems with spatial awareness. Studies have also shown that individuals with Binocular Vision Dysfunctions are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD.

Some people with ADHD with associated Binocular Vision Dysfunctions may experience symptoms such as:

1. Difficulty focusing on or tracking moving objects.

2. Poor eye-hand coordination.

3. Difficulty with visual perception, such as identifying objects or shapes, or discriminating between colors.

4. Difficulty with visual-motor integration, such as copying from a board or writing neatly.

5. Poor spatial awareness, such as difficulty with judging distances or navigating around objects.

6. Poor visual memory, such as difficulty remembering what was seen or read.

7. Poor visual-spatial organization, such as difficulty organizing information on a page or remembering the sequence of events.

8. Impulsive eye movements, such as rapid eye blinking or squinting.

9. Light sensitivity or glare sensitivity.

10. Poor visual attention, such as difficulty paying attention to details or maintaining focus on a task.

It is important to note that not everyone with ADHD will have visual symptoms, and the presence of visual symptoms does not necessarily mean that a person has ADHD. On the contrary, the presence of visual symptoms is likely an indication of a possible binocular vision dysfunction.

If you are experiencing visual symptoms that are causing difficulty in daily life, it is important to see an optometrist that has experience with diagnosing binocular vision dysfunctions and feels comfortable with prescribing prism glasses or personalized vision therapy.

If you're struggling to locate a neuro-visual optometrist in your region, consider arranging a virtual consultation with Dr. David Antonyan, O.D. through the website Dr. Antonyan, O.D. can assist you in finding local eye care professionals and initiating the appropriate treatment plan for your recovery journey. For those residing in the Los Angeles or Valencia area, you can also book an in-office appointment directly with Dr. David Antonyan, O.D. by dialing (661)310-0603 or visiting Dr. Antonyan, O.D. possesses the expertise needed to prescribe precise prismatic corrections, which can significantly alleviate symptoms arising from binocular vision dysfunctions, ultimately transforming your quality of life.

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