Binocular Vision Dysfunction

At St. Johns Eye Associates, we understand that binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) can significantly impact your life, which is why we’re here to help you navigate its symptoms. Using a binocular vision dysfunction test, our compassionate specialists will utilize advanced technology to find a solution that provides you relief while keeping your vision in top shape.

What is Binocular Vision Dysfunction?

Binocular vision dysfunction is an eye condition that can affect patients of all ages and occurs when the eyes become misaligned. This misalignment sends conflicting images to the brain, challenging its ability to merge them into a single, clear image.

This can cause symptoms like dizziness, anxiety, chronic neck and back pain, headaches, and motion sickness. As a result, patients often struggle with balance, coordination, depth perception, and even performing basic tasks. BVD can be misdiagnosed as dyslexia or ADHD as the symptoms can overlap: luckily, our binocular vision dysfunction specialists can diagnose you to get you the proper care you need to thrive.

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There are a range of symptoms that are associated with BVD, categorized into physical, neurological, anxiety-related, and reading challenges, as well as difficulties in activities like driving and sports. Symptoms include:

  • Double vision/diplopia
  • Poor depth perception
  • Difficulty with hand-eye coordination
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea and motion sickness
  • Line skipping when reading
  • Difficulty comprehending text
  • Anxiety in large spaces like supermarkets
  • Migraines
  • Seizures
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder and back pain
  • Head tilting
  • Difficulty walking in a straight line
  • Blurred vision


There can be several causes resulting in individual cases of BVD, from facial asymmetry to concussions, head injuries, genetics, and illness. Sometimes symptoms emerge from untreated vision issues from early childhood, like crossed eyes (strabismus) or lazy eye (amblyopia). Eye muscle abnormalities can also contribute, as well as stroke, Lyme disease, COVID-19, and mononucleosis. Symptoms typically get worse over time, and around 20% of adults experience some symptoms of BVD.

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Wonder if You Could Have Binocular Vision Dysfunction?

BVD can often be mistaken for disorders like Meniere’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and other issues: if you have symptoms of BVD, get clarity on the issue by scheduling an appointment for a full binocular vision dysfunction test.

Treatment Options: Prism Glasses

Prism glasses are an innovative solution that aligns the brain’s perception by correcting eye alignment, thus easing eye muscle strain. These lenses are crafted into your prescription, appearing like regular glasses but with a contoured prism design to redirect light rays accurately. Prism glasses promote progressive relaxation, alleviating BVD symptoms and allowing precise adjustments for total relief.

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Why Choose Us?

For world-class eye care from experts backed by state-of-the-art technology, you don’t need to go further than St. Johns Eye Associates. We go beyond updating prescriptions to help you see and perceive better, so you can make the most of your vision. Binocular vision dysfunction can be painful, hindering numerous aspects of your life, which is why our providers specialize in diagnosing and treating this commonly overlooked concern. Discover why St. Johns Eye Associates is your premier source for BVD treatment when you schedule an appointment!