Binocular Vision Exam

Although images are captured by photoreceptors in the eyes, the images are then sent from each eye to the brain where they are analyzed and put together. The information sent from each eye is slightly different, and with a well-functioning binocular vision system, the brain is able to use these differences to judge distances, depth, and coordinate eye movements. This is especially important when it comes to driving, playing sports, and especially when it comes to learning in school. Children with poor binocular vision can have problems with:

  • Catching or hitting fast moving balls
  • Walking up or down stairs
  • Losing their place when reading
  • Having trouble focusing back and forth between the board and desk in school
  • Words “swimming on the page”
  • Double vision
  • Judging how quickly a car is approaching while crossing roads
  • Reading comprehension

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