What is Binocular Vision?
Binocular vision is the ability of both eyes to aim at the same time, creating a single visual image. It means that your eyes are working together equally, simultaneously, and accurately. Having a binocular vision results to getting a precise kind of depth perception and at the same time, the field of vision is enlarged.
What Causes Binocular Vision Problems?
Binocular vision problems are mainly caused by amblyopia and strabismus. Amblyopia or also known as lazy eye is a condition in which the vision in one eye is weaker than the other. Strabismus or crossed eyes is a disorder in which the two eyes are not lining properly or not aligning on the same point at the same time.
Who is at Risk for Binocular Vision Problems?
Adults are at risk for binocular vision problems and most would experience depth perception difficulties and distortions. Though lack of normal vision is normal in infants, children are also at risk for binocular vision problems, that if left untreated, may affect their confidence and growth.
How are Binocular Vision Problems Treated?
Binocular vision problems may be treated by surgery or glasses. Likewise, it is recommended to undergo vision therapy.
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