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 […]

Digital Eye Strain: What is it and How to Prevent it?

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Realize it or not, we spend most of our days glancing at some kind of screen – whether it be a computer, smartphone, or TV, we are constantly receiving information in a digital form. As per research, around 90% of people experience some kind of discomfort in their eyes due to the prolonged use of […]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Synoptophore

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Synoptophore is an orthoptic instrument used for diagnostics and therapy, designed to detect problems with binocular vision. The device has two tubes with a right-angled bend. Everything is mounted on a stable base to allow easy operation and accurate results. Each of the two tubes contains a light source and a reflecting mirror at the […]

What Is Binocular Fusion?

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Binocular fusion, or just “fusion” as it’s also known, is a term used to describe the brain’s ability to gather and process information received by each eye from a single image. If your eyes are not perfectly aligned, you might be experiencing blur, discomfort, or double vision. It’s a common issue that affects young and […]