Binocular Vision Dysfunction 

Dec 15, 2022 | Eye Health

Binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) is a common but often overlooked condition that can cause a range of symptoms, including headaches, eyestrain, and difficulty with reading and other visual tasks. At Primary Eye Care, we want to help you understand the symptoms of BVD and how special eyeglass lenses called Neurolens can help.

What is binocular vision dysfunction (BVD)? 

Binocular vision is the ability of the eyes to work together to focus on an object and provide a single, clear, and three-dimensional image to the brain. In people with normal binocular vision, the eyes move in unison and are aligned properly, which allows them to focus on an object and see it clearly. Binocular vision is important for a range of visual tasks, including reading, driving, and sports. It is also essential for depth perception and spatial awareness.

Binocular vision dysfunction is a condition that affects the way our eyes work together. Normally, our eyes move in unison to focus on an object, which allows us to see it clearly and in 3D. In people with BVD, the eyes don’t work together properly, which can cause a range of symptoms, including:

  • Headaches
  • Eyestrain
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Difficulty with reading and other visual tasks
  • Dizziness or balance problems
  • Neck pain
  • Eye fatigue
  • Motion sickness

When your eyes are out of alignment, even slightly, you can experience painful symptoms. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of BVD, it’s important to see an eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam. At Primary Eye Care, we have locations in Arlington and South Main in Memphis, TN, where our experienced optometrists can diagnose and treat BVD.

What causes binocular vision dysfunction? 

BVD can result from a stroke, concussion, neurological disorder, genetics, asymmetry of the eyes due to aging, and injury. 

Neurolens – treatment for binocular vision dysfunction

One treatment option for BVD is special eyeglass lenses called Neurolens. These lenses are designed to improve binocular function and reduce the symptoms of BVD. Neurolens is the first and only prescription lenses that contain a contoured prism to bring the eyes into perfect alignment. Contoured prisms can relieve eyestrain, headaches, and neck and shoulder pain experienced by many while reading and using digital devices.  

If you think you may be experiencing BVD, don’t hesitate to contact us at Primary Eye Care in Arlington or South Main. Our experienced optometrists can provide a comprehensive eye exam and determine if Neurolens lenses are right for you. With Neurolens lenses, you can see more clearly and comfortably and reduce the symptoms of BVD.