Unfortunately not all individuals with binocular vision dysfunction are symptomatic. When symptoms do occur they include:
When someone with binocular vision dysfunction becomes symptomatic, adaptations usually begin to occur.
If a child struggles with reading due to binocular vision dysfunction they may begin to use their finger or line guide for support, turn their head while reading, cover one eye while reading, prefer enlarged print (or e-reader), or avoid reading all together.
If someone sees double they will often close or cover one eye, tilt or turn the head, or avoid the task or position that makes them see double.
If the brain perceives double, it is capable of “shutting off” or suppressing the input from one of the eyes to eliminate the double vision. Suppression will eliminate the double vision, but prevents binocular vision functioning and stereopsis (3D vision).
Lastly, some people just assume that the binocular vision dysfunction is “normal” and get used to eyestrain at the computer, headaches at 3D movies, and even double vision.
If you suspect that you or your child has an undiagnosed vision problem, the next step is to schedule a binocular vision assessment with Advanced Vision Therapy Center.
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