At The Neuro Visual Center of New York, we specialize in helping people of all ages get their life back by treating visual conditions such as vertical heterophoria (VH). VH and similar binocular vision dysfunctions are less common and often overlooked during the standard eye exam, which means that treatment requires an expert who has been trained to both diagnose and address subtle eye misalignment conditions.
Dr. Cheryl Berger Israeloff has more than two decades of optometry experience, and believes it is her calling to provide patients with relief and answers to their questions. She is the first optometrist in New York State who possesses the specialized skill to treat the anxiety, headaches and dizziness related to vision dysfunction.
What is Vertical Heterophoria?
Vertical heterophoria is a type of binocular vision disorder that occurs when the eyes are not properly aligned. This facial asymmetry may range from noticeable to very slight. Because they are constantly trying to compensate for the misalignment to produce clear vision, the eye muscles become strained. This results in uncomfortable, life-altering symptoms that can include ongoing migraines and dizziness. The headaches are often centered at the temples, forehead and back of the head. Someone with VH might also feel pain when moving the eyes and a sense of unsteadiness.
In addition, individuals with VH sometimes describe a feeling of heaviness or pressure at the crown of the head. It may be described as sinus pain that spreads down to the jaw area. Other symptoms include a head tilt that causes aching in the neck and shoulders.
The challenging aspect of VH is that sometimes the eye misalignment is so slight it goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed, leading to years of discomfort and suffering.
How We Can Help
Come to the Neuro Visual Center of New York for a comprehensive neuro visual examination. This exam is much more thorough than a standard eye exam so Dr. Israeloff can pinpoint exactly what is happening with your vision and create a plan to treat symptoms. The treatment plan may include custom aligning lenses, prismatic contact lenses or other specialized eyewear. Treatment can resolve symptoms of VH and other types of binocular vision dysfunction.
Contact us today at (516) 224-4888 to learn more about our services and to schedule an examination in New York. We look forward to helping you find a better life.