Binocular Vision

As a pivotal aspect of a comprehensive eye examination, the evaluation of binocular vision holds significant importance. It identifies issues in the harmonious functioning of your eyes, impacting your visual capability. If binocular vision problems are detected, your optometrist may suggest suitable treatments to enhance your visual experience.

What exactly is binocular vision?

  • Binocular vision denotes the cooperative functioning of your eyes as a unified team. Capturing distinct images, these visuals merge into a singular, clear image within the brain. This fusion enables precise and accurate vision with both eyes.

  • However, instances can arise where binocular vision encounters disruption. Misalignment of the eyes triggers this disruption, leading the brain to grapple with creating an accurate image. Consequently, the brain prompts the eye muscles to counter this inconsistency, offering only a temporary solution. In the long run, this perpetual cycle of misalignment and correction results in visual complications like eye strain, fatigue, and imbalanced vision.

Various factors can contribute to binocular vision dysfunction

  • Convergence insufficiency, involving decreased capacity to focus on close objects, can hinder near tasks such as reading or academic assignments.

  • Conditions like amblyopia (lazy eye) or strabismus (eye misalignment) undermine the collaborative efforts of the eyes.

  • Binocular vision difficulties might also surface in adults due to head injuries.

Detecting binocular vision problems involves recognizing the manifestation of painful symptoms and behaviors arising from the brain's inability to merge images from both eyes. Indications include:

  • Challenges with reading or learning

  • Attention or concentration deficits

  • Double vision

  • Headaches

  • Eye strain

  • Imbalance and mobility difficulties

  • Poor hand-eye coordination

We specialize in diagnosing and treating binocular vision problems across age groups. Our services encompass a spectrum of solutions, ranging from eye exercises and prism therapy to comprehensive vision training. To explore more about our offerings or to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact us at either of our locations. We're dedicated to helping you or your loved ones regain a vibrant outlook on life through improved vision!