With the majority of today’s workforce now working in front of computers for at least part of the day, healthy eyesight has become even more important. It’s vital for you to ensure that you don’t suffer from visual problems like binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) that could affect your work and home life. Here, the team at the Neuro Visual Center of New York shares some of the common questions asked about BVD.
What are the signs of BVD?
BVD is caused by an eye misalignment that can lead to a variety of uncomfortable physical symptoms. Two of the most common are frequent headaches and dizziness. Other signs of BVD can include:
- Overlapping or double vision symptoms, as well as an extreme sensitivity to light.
- Difficulty with reading and reading comprehension (skipping lines, losing your place while reading).
- Anxiety and restlessness when walking through (or thinking of walking through) large, open buildings with tall ceilings.
How do you get BVD?
BVD can be genetically inherited, but in many cases symptoms may not show for years. Your eyes and body generally do a fairly good job of coping with the condition, which could lead you to believe that the occasional bout of blurred or double vision is caused by other factors. BVD can also be caused by head trauma, including concussion, stroke or neurological disorders.
Can BVD make driving difficult?
Many people with BVD become nervous and anxious when driving. This is due to the abundance of visual stimuli a driver must process as they drive, which can often intensify their dizziness. This is called visual vertigo, and it makes driving very difficult. Add in the anxiety of not knowing when your next dizzy spell is going to hit, and panic attacks in the car become a very real possibility.
Let Us Treat BVD Symptoms
You can rely on the Neuro Visual Center of New York to treat your binocular vision problems. We provide a full range of services to that end, such as neurovisual examinations to determine the true cause of your symptoms. If we determine that you’re suffering from BVD, your doctor can design a treatment plan customized to meet your specific needs. We also offer the following products and services to help you deal with BVD such as:
- Custom aligning prismatic lenses to treat symptoms of BVD.
- Contact lenses to correct astigmatism and prism contact lenses to treat BVD.
- Comprehensive optometric and neurovisual examinations.
Count on us to answer all your questions about binocular vision dysfunction and provide you with lasting solutions. Call us today at (516) 224-4888 to schedule an appointment.