headaches and dizziness. Often a person with VH is misdiagnosed.
Surprisingly, even symptoms such as feeling off-balance when you are eating or going about daily habits might have to do with your eyes. Recognizing and treating any binocular vision disorder is important both for your vision as well as your overall well-being and sense of comfort.
Seeking Eye Strain Treatment
Patients often go to the eye doctor when they experience symptoms such as eye strain or blurred vision. The cause may not be readily apparent in a typical eye exam. If you have lingering symptoms after your appointment, it is important to seek out additional medical help from a trained specialist who can look for other factors and also check the alignment of your eyes.
A small and subtle misalignment in your eyes can lead to eye strain, blurred vision, dizziness and tremendous discomfort on a daily basis. Additional symptoms of vertical heterophoria, a type of binocular vision disorder, include splitting headaches that seem to be brought about by changes in movement such as:
- Quickly standing from a seated position.
- Moving your head from side to side.
- Rapidly straightening yourself after bending over.
- Riding in the passenger seat.
- Rounding curves while in a car.
- Driving at high speeds with other cars whizzing by to the side.
Additional symptoms include car sickness and nausea. Some patients report a feeling of drifting away and being magnetically pulled into other people’s stride when walking. These symptoms can overlap with other conditions such as inner ear disorders, MS, Meniere’s disease and strokes.
As you can see, it can be difficult to identify at the onset immediately what condition you have when you experience such symptoms. It is important to carefully diagnose your condition with suitable specialized tests that check for not only blurred vision, but also for subtle eye misalignments. Only then can suitable eye strain treatment be prescribed. When you visit the Neuro Visual Center of New York, Dr. Cheryl Berger Israeloff can help you through a thorough specialized eye exam that tests for vertical heterophoria and other binocular vision disorders. Dr. Israeloff has extensive experience addressing binocular vision disorders and will work with you to properly diagnose your condition.
Get Successful Diagnosis & Treatment
Get a successful diagnosis and the proper eye strain treatment at the Neuro Visual Center of New York. Give us a call at (516) 224-4888 to set up your appointment and get help right away!