Oct 1, 2023 | Eye Health Info

Hidden Culprit: How Binocular Vision Dysfunction May Be Causing Your Headaches, Neck and Shoulder Pain, and Fatigue 

Do you suffer from headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and fatigue? While stress can cause these issues, sometimes an undiagnosed vision problem is the culprit. Many people who suffer from chronic headaches or pain don’t realize that a binocular vision problem could be causing their symptoms. In this blog post, we’ll explore what binocular vision dysfunction is, how it can cause headaches and other symptoms, and how Neurolenses can help. 

What is binocular vision dysfunction? 

Binocular vision is how your eyes work together when they are functioning normally. When your binocular vision is working correctly, your eyes are able to work together to create one image. Binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) occurs when your eyes aren’t in sync. The eyes send two images to the brain that are slightly different, meaning the brain has to work harder to create a single image. This can cause eye strain, leading to headaches and fatigue.  

Additionally, when your eyes aren’t working together, it can cause muscle tension in your neck and shoulders, leading to pain and discomfort. Some people may even experience double vision or have trouble reading or focusing for long periods.  

Diagnosing binocular vision dysfunction 

Binocular vision dysfunction often goes undiagnosed because the symptoms can be subtle and are not always linked to vision problems. If you frequently have headaches or other symptoms, it’s crucial to visit an eye doctor to see if you have binocular vision dysfunction. They can perform tests to diagnose the condition and recommend appropriate treatment options. One of the most effective treatment options is Neurolenses. 

What are Neurolenses? 

Neurolenses are prescription lenses that are designed to help alleviate the symptoms of binocular vision dysfunction. These lenses have a contoured prism that brings the eyes back into alignment, effectively relieving eye strain, fatigue, headaches, and neck and shoulder pain. Neurolenses are a great option for people who spend long hours in front of computers, tablets, or smartphones. 

In conclusion, binocular vision dysfunction is a common problem that causes a range of symptoms like headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and fatigue. If you experience these symptoms regularly, it may be time to visit an eye doctor for an eye exam. Your eye doctor can determine if you have a binocular vision problem and recommend the best treatment option for your needs. Schedule an appointment with True Focus Eye Care today and find out if Neurolenses are right for you!