Binocular Vision Disorder
Dr. Mark J. Gordon, our optometrist Dr. Gordon, is on a mission to help our patients find the care they need to improve their quality of life. From vision therapy to eye disease management, our Board Certified eye doctor can help you see clearly and perform better. We're here to provide vision therapy and vision development care for residents of Western New York, including Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Amhurst, and the surrounding areas of Williamsville and Kenmore! One of the conditions we see often is Binocular Vision Disorder. To learn how we can help with BVD, contact us and read below!
What Is Binocular Vision Disorder (BVD)?
Binocular vision disorder, also known as strabismus, is a condition when the eyes are misaligned or do not move together. It can result in double vision, blurred vision, and difficulty focusing on objects near and far away. Some of the common signs of BVD include crossed eyes, one eye that is larger than the other, and eyes that appear to be “off-track” when looking at objects.
Signs and Symptoms of BVD
The signs and symptoms of binocular vision disorder can vary from person to person. Common signs and symptoms include:
- Double vision or blurring of near or distant objects
- Poor depth perception
- Eyestrain when looking at something for a long period
- Difficulty reading, writing, or performing tasks that require focusing on an object
- An inability to track the movement of objects
- Tilting, turning, or moving the head to maintain clear vision
Diagnosis and Treatment of BVD
At Dr. Mark J. Gordon’s practice, we have specialized equipment and expertise to diagnose binocular vision disorder. Through a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrist will be able to determine if BVD is present and what treatment plan is best for you. Treatment plans may include vision therapy, glasses, or surgery. Vision therapy involves personalized exercises that help with training the eyes to move more efficiently together. Glasses are prescribed for refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Surgery may be necessary for more severe cases of BVD involving the eye muscles.
Schedule Your Eye Care Appointment Today i
At Dr. Mark J. Gordon, we understand the frustration associated with having binocular vision disorder (BVD). We have specialized testing that can help us diagnose your condition so we can determine the best treatment plan for you.
If you are experiencing symptoms of binocular vision disorder, contact Dr. Mark J. Gordon’s optometry office in Western New York today to schedule an appointment and get the care you need! We have provided residents of Buffalo, Niagra Falls, Amhurst, Williamsville, and Kenmore, NY, with eye care services for many years. Call us today at (716) 871-0074 for more information or to schedule an appointment.