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The Impact of Binocular Vision Dysfunction In Children

Did you know minor actions like bumping into door frames or getting carsick can indicate that your child is struggling with Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD)? As parents, we prioritize our children’s well-being, including their vision health.

That’s why it’s crucial to recognize the early warning signs and take action. At , we specialize in diagnosing and treating BVD in children. With our expertise and personalized approach, we can help your child overcome vision challenges.

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Understanding the Impact of BVD On Children’s Vision

Binocular Vision Dysfunction is a misalignment of the eyes, adversely affecting a child’s vision. Understanding that BVD requires specialized attention and equipment for proper management is essential. If addressed, BVD can significantly impact your child’s academic performance.

Children with BVD may experience difficulties leading to challenges in learning and classroom activities. These include:

Reading Problems

Straining when tracking objects

Struggling to maintain focus

Warning Signs of BVD In Children

Did you know children can also suffer from Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD)?
BVD affects children almost ten times more often than all children’s ocular diseases combined!

Physical Symptoms

  • Facial pain, frequent headaches, or migraines
  • Constant eye aches or discomfort when moving the eyes
  • Stiffness or pain in the neck, upper back, or shoulders
  • Stomach Aches and nausea
  • Lack of Coordination
  • Regularly bumping into furniture, doorways, or people while walking
  • Difficulty catching balls or frisbees

Vision Problems

  • Experiencing double vision (seeing two of everything)
  • Sensitivity to bright lights
  • Skipping lines or losing their place when reading
  • Covering or closing one eye to see better
  • Experiencing blurred vision or feeling tired when reading, using the computer, or looking at a chalkboard

Social Concerns

  • Unusually clingy behavior, especially in large buildings with open ceilings like malls or grocery stores
  • Exhibiting signs of anxiety or nervousness
  • Frequently playing alone or away from a group of friends

Motion Issues

  • Experiencing sickness or nausea on swings or the merry-go-round
  • Trouble reading in the car
  • Getting carsick

Learning Problems

  • Needing to read something multiple times to understand it
  • Learning disabilities, such as dyslexia
  • Neurobehavioral conditions, such as ADD or ADHD
  • Verbal skills that are far ahead of reading skills
  • Prismatic lenses can easily alleviate many of these symptoms if BVD is causing them.

Caring for Your Child’s Vision with Compassion

At , we are committed to helping children maintain optimal vision.

Early detection and intervention are crucial for optimal outcomes. If you suspect that your child may have BVD or if they display any of the warning signs, schedule an appointment to discuss treatment options.

Our dedicated team in Latham is here to provide the expertise, support, and reassurance you and your child need. Let’s ensure your child enjoys a bright and clear vision for a promising future together.