What to expect: The NeuroVisual™ Exam
How is Binocular Vision Dysfunction diagnosed?
While at least 20% of the population suffers from Binocular Vision Dysfunction, almost no one knows about this condition. To make matters more difficult, people suffering from BVD have a small amount of vision misalignment not found in a routine eye exam.
Doctor Joy Bate has trained in the cutting-edge work of diagnosing and treating Binocular Vision Dysfunction. In addition to the standard eye examination, our doctor provides a comprehensive NeuroVisual™ Exam to uncover the patient’s misalignment and to prescribe specialized microprism lenses. These special lenses align the two images being sent to the brain, allowing for the creation of one clear image and relieving the majority of a patient’s BVD symptoms.
Patients who are suffering from BVD feel noticeably better immediately once they begin wearing their custom-fit pair of microprism lenses. In fact, the average patient will notice a 50% reduction in symptoms by the end of their first visit. Over the next several visits, the prism prescription is fine-tuned and continues to improve and eliminate BVD symptoms.
What tests are performed during a NeuroVisual™ Exam?
A comprehensive binocular vision assessment is the best way to find out if you have binocular vision dysfunction. A NeuroVisual™ trained eye doctor can successfully diagnose BVD through a specialty binocular vision exam designed to assess your entire visual and physical system. In addition to standard eye exam tests, the eye doctor will assess the following:
Eye teaming and tracking
Balance and gait stability
Posture and neck alignment
Blood pressure and heart rate
Can I still have BVD with 20/20 vision?
Yes, patients can have both 20/20 vision and Binocular Vision Dysfunction. During a routine eye exam, each eye is checked individually, but patients are not regularly assessed for how well their two eyes work together. Patients who see 20/20 have a high level of acuity in each eye, but this measurement doesn’t tell us anything about how the patient’s two eyes are working together as a team (i.e.- binocular vision).
The thorough NeuroVisual™ Exams performed in our clinic evaluate patients’ binocular vision to determine what is causing their BVD symptoms and to custom-fit microprism lenses to relieve these symptoms.
For more on binocular vision dysfunction or to get tested for BVD, take the BVDQ™, our Free 5 Minute Self Test to find out if you have BVD.