Binocular vision is how your eyes work together when they are functioning normally. It is the ability of your eyes to work together to see one image, instead of two different images. Your brain is a complex organ that can convert the two separate images of each eye and turn it into one clear image. If you are having difficulty seeing one clear image and you live in the Collegeville, PA area, contact Vision & Learning Center.
What is Binocular Vision Dysfunction?
Binocular vision dysfunction means that your eyes are not synchronized and working together smoothly. When you suffer from binocular vision dysfunction, you may not be able to see one image clearly. Instead, you may have double vision, problems reading, or dizziness. With this condition, your eyes are sending images to the brain that are slightly different. Your eyes may be in different positions. The brain does not respond well to this and forces the eyes to align the muscles to realign the eyes, but it is only temporary. This often makes the brain feel as though everything is moving and causes a significant amount of strain on the eyes.
Symptoms and Causes of Binocular Vision Dysfunction
It may be surprising to learn that the lack of symmetry of the face may be a cause of binocular vision dysfunction. This can also occur over time as we age and the muscles of the eyes weaken. The more the eyes are used can cause them to be overworked and also suffer from this dysfunction. As a result, your eyes may become sore and tired which can lead to headaches and pain in the face. You may also have a sensitivity to light, problems with glare, and a reduction of depth perception.
You may have symptoms such as leaning to one side when you walk. You may experience motion sickness, feel disoriented, or have sudden and random falls. When you suffer from binocular vision dysfunction, it can impact every aspect of your life.
Choose Vision & Learning Center
Contact our eye doctor if you are suffering from any of these symptoms. We will provide an examination and a proper diagnosis to determine the best treatment for your condition. Call Vision & Learning Center in Collegeville, PA, today at (610) 489-1828 to schedule an appointment.