While awareness of learning disabilities has grown in recent years, as many as 50% of kids with learning disabilities have an undiagnosed vision problem. This often occurs because family members, teachers and other adults involved in the child’s life focus on the physical behavior of the child.
For a child who has an eye condition such as binocular vision dysfunction, he or she may struggle to see words on a page clearly. This creates frustration, leading to rejecting reading or other activities that strain the eye or cause discomfort.
A Simple Eye Misalignment
Binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) stems from an often subtle eye misalignment that can go undetected in a typical eye exam. Many children who suffer from a common type of binocular vision dysfunction known as vertical heterophoria (VH), complain of headaches and blurred vision. They may also struggle to identify common objects or have difficulty with eye and hand coordination. Depth perception also may be off and the child may appear clumsy.
This can cause embarrassment, discomfort and shyness as a child struggles to fit in at school, leading to rejection of school activities – especially sports and physical activities. Having your child properly diagnosed and treated can make a huge difference in his or her quality of life and ability to function well.
A Plan for Treatment
At the Neuro Visual Center of New York, our specialists are trained in diagnosing conditions such as binocular vision dysfunction and will help you figure out what eye problems your child may be facing. We can help you develop a treatment strategy that will help your child. We will address the condition and provide suitable eye strain treatment.
Binocular vision dysfunction occurs when one eye sees an image differently than the other eye. This difference can occur vertically, horizontally or in both directions. As the eyes try to correct this misalignment, they strain eye muscles to compensate for the difference. This leads to the symptoms of BVD that make the child uncomfortable.
When a child has binocular vision dysfunction, that child may have difficulty reading, concentrating and learning. He or she may have frequent headaches and dizziness. At the Neuro Visual Center of New York, we are trained in diagnosing and treating BVD with the use of custom realigning eyeglasses.
As a parent, it can be very frustrating and also scary to not know what your child is experiencing or how to help him or her. Come visit the Neuro Visual Center of New York where we can assist you and your child with a proper, careful diagnosis using specialized equipment and effective techniques.
We treat binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) and other vision problems stemming from eye misalignment. We will help identify the cause of your child’s eye discomfort and treat it, improving eyesight, learning, and sports performance. Call us at (516) 224-4888 to schedule your appointment.