Understanding Vertical Heterophoria

Vertical heterophoria

Vertical heterophoria is an optical defect that is very hard to spot and diagnose. People suffering from this condition can have some very unpleasant symptoms that keep getting worse as they age.  Therefore, to recognize and help alleviate the symptoms, we must educate ourselves about this condition. In this article, we will discuss what vertical […]

What are the Symptoms of Binocular Vision Dysfunction?

Binocular vision dysfunction

We blame our modern era of constant screen time—both small and large—for all of our ills. When we experience symptoms such as frequent headaches, itchy eyes, or pain in the shoulders and back, we attribute them to “just another hard day in front of the computer.” Is that all there is to it or is […]

How Eyes Influence Our Sense of Balance

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Most people think of the ability to see things clearly when you ask them what they think vision means. However, vision’s impact on our daily lives is much larger than just seeing things clearly. For instance, vision is significantly connected to our sense of balance.  In order to navigate the space around us and keep […]

Why is Cycloplegic Refraction Important?

Cycloplegic Refraction

Cycloplegic refraction is an important part of a comprehensive eye examination. It is used to measure the power of the eye’s lens and to help diagnose conditions such as lazy eye, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Cycloplegic refraction can also be used to monitor the treatment progress for these conditions. This article will discuss why cycloplegic refraction […]

How Damaging is to Use Electronic Devices in the Dark?

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Most people know that looking at screens in the dark is bad for your eyes. But you may need to learn how damaging it can be to use electronic devices in the dark. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the harmful effects of using electronic devices in the dark and offer tips on how to […]

How Do Prismatic Lens Glasses Work?

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Nearsightedness and farsightedness are the most common reasons for wearing glasses. People who wear glasses don’t all suffer from impaired vision. Some people may have perfectly aligned eyes and 20/20 vision, yet they don’t operate well together.  This issue is better known as binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) and is responsible for creating concerning problems such […]

The Clinical Approach to Strabismus

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Strabismus is a medical term that refers to the misalignment of the eyes in newborns. In the diagnosis procedure, distinct forms of eye misalignment are identified based on the orientation of the wandering eye. These are some examples: Exotropia is an outwardly oriented eye. Esotropia is an inwardly oriented eye. Hypertropia is an upward-directed eye. […]

The Most Frequent Binocular Vision Problems

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Does this scenario look familiar to you? You work from 9 to 5, and during the day, you occasionally feel discomfort in the region surrounding your eyes. This is when you take a few seconds to look at the wall in front of you, even close your eyes a few times to relax your eyes, […]

What are the Best Exercises for Eye Fusion?

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Binocular fusion, or just “fusion”, is a term used to describe the brain’s ability to “fuse” pictures both our eyes receive at one moment into a single, unified image. It is common that when eyes aren’t perfectly aligned, people have blurred vision, experience discomfort, or even double vision. The good thing is that there are […]

The Importance of Binocular Vision in Sports

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Binocular vision is a vital visual ability, especially for sports, since it helps us to understand three-dimensional relationships and depth between objects around us, like a ball or another player. The eyes give slightly varied spatial information to our brains since they are at different positions relative to any object. The brain then makes precise […]