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Binocular Vision Evaluations

Mcdonald Optical

Binocular vision evaluations

A Binocular Vision Evaluation is used to try and identify whether or not a patient may be suffering from Binocular Vision Dysfunction, a vision disorder where the subject is unable to maintain visual focus on an object with both eyes to create one single image. This condition affects roughly 60 million people in the United States, and can result in symptoms such as:

  • Blurred vision

  • Clumsiness or lack of coordination

  • Difficulty sustaining focus

  • Double vision

  • Headaches

  • Motion sickness or car sickness

  • Problems with balance

  • Words running together while reading

These are just a few of the many symptoms that can occur because of BVD. If you feel as though you are, or have been, experiencing these types of symptoms, contact your local eye care experts, like McDonald Optical in Iowa City, today for an evaluation.

What Is The Assessment?

A Binocular Vision Assessment is often far more intensive and specific than a routine eye exam. During the BVA, the eye doctor is trying to not only test the actual physical skills of your vision, such as perception, acuity, and overall ocular health; they’re also testing a number of sub-skills that can be affected by BVD or other eye diseases. These skills include:

  • Convergence.

  • Fusion.

  • Ocular motility

  • Tracking.

  • Visual motor integration.

  • Working memory.

Like the symptoms, these are not the only skills that may be tested, but are instead a small subset of a wider array of ocular health components the physician may examine.

Who Needs The Assessment?

Regular check-ups for children and adults are advised to try and catch BVD or other eye diseases and disorders that can go unchecked if not spotted early. It’s recommended that if you or someone you know has been suffering from the symptoms listed above, you contact your local eye doctor and schedule an appointment to properly determine what the cause of your symptoms may be.

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