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Jacksonville, FL

Binocular Vision

Do you ever have trouble seeing clearly or get double vision? If you do, you might have a binocular vision disorder. At Baymeadows Vision Center in Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Brown is an orthoptist who specializes in diagnosing and treating binocular vision issues like double vision and lazy eye.  

What is binocular vision? 

Binocular vision refers to the way our eyes work together as a team to create a single, three-dimensional image of the world around us. When both eyes are functioning properly, they send the same information to the brain, which creates a clear and accurate image. However, if one eye is weaker than the other, the brain may receive conflicting information, leading to double vision and strain. This is known as binocular vision disorder. 

The two most common binocular vision disorders are strabismus (crossed eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye). These conditions often develop in children, but they can also affect adults.

Treatment for binocular vision disorders 

At Baymeadows Vision Center in Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Brown uses orthoptic therapy to treat binocular vision disorders. Orthoptic therapy is like physical therapy for the eyes. This non-surgical approach helps strengthen the eye muscles that control eye movement and focus. The therapy is personalized for each patient and may involve exercises like prisms, patches, and specialized glasses. 

What is an orthoptist?  

Orthoptists specialize in diagnosing and treating problems with eye movement and how the eyes work together. These issues can be caused by muscle problems or nerve defects that affect how the brain communicates with the eyes. 

They also help patients with neurological conditions like stroke, brain tumors, or multiple sclerosis. These conditions can cause visual problems, like double vision or loss of field of vision, which can impact daily life. Orthoptists collaborate with a team of healthcare professionals to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses each patient’s specific needs. 

Schedule a binocular vision assessment in Jacksonville, FL 

Binocular vision disorders can be challenging to deal with, and they require a specialized approach to treat them. If you’re dealing with binocular vision issues, contact us today to schedule an appointment and improve your vision and quality of life.