Micro-Prisms and Binocular Vision Dysfunction 

Dr. Russel Lazarus, June 15, 2021

Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) can impact both children and adults, dramatically affecting school grades and office performance.

What is BVD?

Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) is caused by the two eyes not working together, most frequently due to a misalignment between the two eyes.

When people have normal binocular vision, their eyes work in tandem and are perfectly in sync at all times, allowing the eyes to send one clear and focused picture to the brain.

Binocular vision dysfunction impacts the lives of both children and adults, dramatically affecting the performance at the office and reading and learning skills.

BVD causes difficulties in seeing one clear image. The misalignment of the two eyes causes each eye to send a different image to the brain, which then struggles to turn them into one unified and clear image.

What are the signs of binocular vision dysfunction?

Common BVD signs and symptoms include::

  • Double vision
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Motion sickness
  • Light sensitivity
  • Stress
  • Anxiety

If you experience any of these symptoms above, contact an eye doctor near you, who can diagnose and treat the visual issues of this condition.

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Binocular vision dysfunction treatment 

BVD can be successfully treated with micro-prism optical lenses.

These prism lenses work to correct the misalignment in your eyes by manipulating incoming light before it enters your eyes, so when the images from the two eyes reach the brain, the brain can fuse them into a single image.

With prism lenses, patients usually find that their symptoms gradually subside or completely disappear.

Your eye doctor may also recommend a program of vision therapy to strengthen your visual skills and improve your visual function, so you can enjoy a lifetime of clear and comfortable binocular vision.

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Schedule an appointment with an eye doctor near you to determine if BVD is at the root of your symptoms and learn about treatment options. f

Binocular vision dysfunction affects both children and adults and can significantly impact reading, learning and work performance.

Fortunately, prism lenses and vision therapy can help to reduce or eliminate BVD symptoms.