Your eyes help your brain process information to make decisions in your everyday life. However, if your neurological system connected to your vision is damaged, various vision problems can arise and decrease your quality of life.
For example, a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause a misalignment in your eyes. This can be diagnosed from a special type of exam at Heights Eye Studio.
Binocular Vision Dysfunction is where one eye sees an image differently than the other eye. This can be vertically, horizontally, or even both. Your brain will try to correct this misalignment by overusing and straining the eye muscles. This will ultimately lead to the following symptoms:
Headaches or neck aches
Dizziness and balance issues
Difficulty reading, learning and concentrating
Eyes not tracking properly
Confusion and comprehension issues
Sometimes binocular vision dysfunction may be misdiagnosed as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, or other learning disabilities.
There is a vision therapy treatment that can help manage visual problems caused by damage to the brain. This vision therapy can also help with any residual neurological problems after wearing your best-corrected eyewear. The neuro-vision rehabilitation program may help you manage motor, perceptual, and deficiency in visual skills.
The binocular vision dysfunction therapy’s specific exercises are specific for each patient. There are many assessments including visual information processing, visual efficiency, light sensitivity, contrast sensitivity, and many more. Some tools that may be used to test your neuro-visual skills include prisms, filters, therapeutic lenses, electronic targets, and balance boards.
If you feel that you may have binocular vision dysfunction, book a same-day appointment with Heights Eye Studio and our optometrist will help you find the best management solutions so that you can see more comfortably.