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What is Binocular Vision Dysfunction?

Binocular vision dysfunction, is a category of conditions that affect the way the eyes work together. It can cause a range of symptoms, including eyestrain, headaches, and blurred or double vision. If left untreated, binocular vision dysfunction can make it difficult to perform daily activities that require good functional vision, such as reading or using a computer.

The eyes are designed to work together in a coordinated way, with each eye providing a slightly different view of the world. This allows the brain to combine the two views into a single, three-dimensional image. In people with binocular vision dysfunction, however, the eyes have difficulty coordinating their movements, and the brain struggles to use both eyes at the same time.

Binocular vision dysfunction can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor eye muscle coordination, certain medical conditions, or injuries that affect the eyes or the muscles that control eye movement.

Although, it is often missed during routine eye evaluations, binocular vision dysfunction can be diagnosed during a comprehensive binocular vision exam. During the exam, the optometrist assesses the eyes' ability to work together and focus on different distances.

Treatment for binocular vision dysfunction typically involves prescription prism glasses, vision therapy, syntonics light therapy, or virtual reality therapy.

If you are experiencing symptoms of binocular vision dysfunction, it is important to seek treatment from an optometrist that specializes in binocular vision dysfunctions. With the right treatment, most people with binocular vision dysfunction can improve their vision and reduce their symptoms affecting their day-to-day activities. So don't wait – make an appointment with an optometrist today and start seeing the world more clearly. Just remember, before you do, call their office and ask if their doctor feels comfortable with prescribing prisms.

Best of luck!

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