What to Do When Other Treatments Have Failed
If you suffer from headaches, sudden bouts of dizziness while driving or anxiety at the thought of being in the middle of a large crowd, you might not know exactly what’s going on in your body. Furthermore, you might have tried countless treatments to address your physical and mental situation with no relief. You may have been told that you have vertigo and/or migraines but the traditional treatments for these conditions has failed you. Dr. Cheryl Berger Israeloff of the Neuro Visual Center of New York is here to help determine if you suffer from binocular vision dysfunction, or BVD.
BVD is a visual condition that occurs when the eyes are misaligned, which leads to overuse and strain on the eye muscles. This straining of the eye muscles causes the symptoms of BVD such as headaches, dizziness, and anxiety. The misalignment can be so small that it is missed on a routine eye exam. The Neurovisual examination was designed to uncover these very small misalignments.
Common Symptoms Associated With BVD
Before starting treatment for dizziness, it’s best that you gain a better understanding of the full scope of how BVD affects the mind and body. Some of the most prevalent indications that a person has a binocular visual disorder include:
- A lack of coordination
- Frequently drifting to the side when walking and walking into other people
- Face and eye pain
- Neck ache
- Discomfort that spreads through the upper back and shoulders
- Experiencing pain when moving the eyes
Reading might be another issue you have. Specifically, you may have a hard time understanding what you read, often lose your place or skip lines as you’re reading.
Anxiety those with BVD experience is often linked to the thought of becoming dizzy while driving, which can lead to an accident. Not only that, but that same anxiety can extend to being in an enclosed space with tall ceilings and large crowds. People with BVD have difficulty going to the mall, supermarket, or airport. Dr. Israeloff can help relieve you of your dizziness and the anxiety tied to it.
Additional Cause of BVD
While you can be born with BVD and not realize it until later in life, there are other causes of the condition. One such cause is suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Even a mild TBI such as a concussion can bring on or exacerbate the symptoms of BVD.
Schedule a Consultation Today
For more information about BVD, such as vertical heterophoria or superior oblique palsy, or if you have any questions about eye strain treatment, vertigo treatment, or chronic headaches get in touch with us here at the Neuro Visual Center of New York by calling 516-224-4888. If you like, you can also fill out our questionnaire and we’ll be sure to get back in touch with you ASAP. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to restore your vision so that you can get back to living your life.