Vertical heterophoria can dramatically affect your balance, leading to blurred vision, dizziness, eye strain, confusion, headaches and emotional stress.
Vertical heterophoria, or VH, is a type of binocular vision disorder that affects your ocular system, leading to imbalance. The ocular system (the eyes) has a connection to the vestibular system that is responsible for balance and orientation. Like other systems of the human body, the ocular system is interdependent and needs to work in an integrated manner with other systems. When there is an imbalance in one system, it can lead to dysfunction in another system.
For example, when a person suffers injury or trauma to the head, it can affect the vestibular system and ocular system. The person knows that the vestibular system is affected because he or she has a feeling of confusion and lack of orientation attributed to a loss of balance. The individual may seek out treatment for the vestibular system, such as vestibular physical therapy, but fail to get their binocular system adequately examined.
When your eyes are affected indirectly by an injury, accident or other event, you can suffer from symptoms such as blurred vision and eye strain for weeks, months and even years after the event. This can lead to discomfort while reading or concentrating, and difficulty learning or focusing on any object for a longer period of time. Damage to the ocular system, no matter how big or small, can be quite deleterious, affecting your quality of life and confidence on a daily basis.
Effective Eye Strain Treatment
It is important to get treatment for your ocular system imbalance through a proper diagnosis that involves specialized tests to look for misalignment of the eyes. At the Neuro Visual Center of New York, our team of specialists will carefully examine your eyes with specialized equipment and a series of tests to check for symptoms of binocular vision disorders such as VH. We can help in providing you with effective eye strain treatment for any eye condition that you may be suffering from.
We can help you overcome longtime problems associated with VH, such as blurred vision, eye strain, headaches, and dizziness. Getting a proper diagnosis is essential to treatment and relief. For more information about Vertical Heterophoria, visit our website www.nvcofny.com