Jupiter Farms - West

(561) 250-0655

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Binocular Vision Dysfunction

Binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) is a condition that affects how your eyes work together. Normally, your brain seamlessly combines the images from each eye to create a single, clear picture. However, with BVD, the brain struggles to process these images together, leading to various vision problems.

Binocular Vision Dysfunction

Symptoms of Binocular Vision Dysfunction

BVD can manifest in a variety of ways. People with BVD may see two images of the same object, either side-by-side or vertically stacked (double vision). BVD can also make it difficult to achieve clear focus at any distance (blurry vision). After focusing for extended periods, individuals with BVD may experience discomfort and fatigue in their eyes (eye strain). Frequent headaches can be another symptom of BVD. Focusing on text and maintaining clear vision while reading can be difficult for people with BVD (reading difficulties). Binocular vision dysfunction can also affect depth perception and hand-eye coordination (poor hand-eye coordination).

Causes of Binocular Vision Dysfunction

Several factors can contribute to BVD, including:

•             Misalignment of the eyes: Strabismus, commonly known as crossed eyes, is a misalignment of the eyes that can cause BVD.

•             Focusing problems: Difficulty focusing on near or far objects can disrupt binocular vision.

•             Weak eye teaming skills: The inability of the eyes to work together effectively can lead to BVD.

•             Neurological conditions: Certain neurological conditions can affect how the brain processes visual information.

Diagnosing Binocular Vision Dysfunction

If you experience symptoms suggestive of BVD, consulting an optometrist near you is crucial. At Visionary Eye Center in Jupiter, FL, our experienced optometrists can perform a comprehensive eye exam to diagnose BVD. This exam may include:

•             Vision testing: Our optometrists will assess your visual acuity at near and far distances.

•             Eye muscle evaluation: The doctor will examine how well your eye muscles move and coordinate.

•             Cover test: This simple test is used to assess eye alignment.

•             Retinal exam: The optometrist will examine the health of the back of your eye.

BVD Treatment Options

Fortunately, BVD is often treatable. Treatment options may include:

•             Vision therapy: Specialized eye exercises can improve eye teaming and focusing skills.

•             Prism glasses: Special lenses help bend light rays and improve eye alignment.

•             Eye patching: In some cases, patching one eye can help strengthen the weaker eye.

Contact Visionary Eye Care

If you suspect you may have BVD, don't hesitate to seek professional eye care. At Visionary Eye Center, we understand how BVD can disrupt your daily life. We offer comprehensive evaluation, personalized treatment plans, and ongoing support to manage BVD and improve your vision. Schedule an appointment with Visionary Eye Center today by calling (561) 250-0655. Let us help you achieve clear and comfortable vision.

Jupiter Farms - West


10088 W Indiantown Rd Ste B,
Jupiter, FL 33478

Military Trail - East


3893 Military Trail #4,
Jupiter, FL 33458