Whenever something seems to be wrong with our eyes, even the smallest issue becomes an overwhelmingly large focus of our day. Blurry vision accompanied by headaches, dizziness, and even anxiety can place individuals in a state of confusion, not knowing exactly what’s wrong. Simply getting through the day without obsessing over these symptoms can become a tall task.
If you’ve had a recent onset of symptoms that seem to be somehow connected but you can’t quite place your finger on it, there’s a good chance that you’ve visited your primary care physician, an eye doctor, and maybe even some type of specialist. When no one can figure out what’s wrong, it can leave you feeling frustrated and hopeless.
However, all isn’t lost if you’re having vision issues that can’t readily be explained. What you may be experiencing is termed Binocular Vision Dysfunction and it can be diagnosed and treated right here in our shop by Dr. Ezra.
Our eyes are designed to work together as a set, yet when one of them sees differently than the other, our visual system can be massively affected. Occurring in either a horizontal or vertical manner, this difference in vision can lead to a number of symptoms, including the ones mentioned above as well as motion sickness, light sensitivity, difficulty reading, and more.
Without knowing about BVD, it can be tough for physicians to piece these symptoms together, but those who have been trained in NeuroVisual Medicine are able to accurately assess if BVD is the cause. Most often, BVD is triggered after head trauma although some are born with the condition. Rather than simply resigning yourself to poor eyesight and an array of frustrating symptoms, a visit to Optik PDX can completely change your outlook.
Treating Binocular Vision Dysfunction
It’s not a specialty that many Portland eye doctors are well-versed in, and not only has Dr. Ezra completed extensive training on the subject, he’s also received a certification from Dr. Debby Feinberg, the leader in NeuroVisual Medicine. Patients travel around the world to be treated by Dr. Feinberg, and by working alongside her, Dr. Ezra has acquired a deep understanding of BVD.
If you suspect you may have BVD, we suggest scheduling a comprehensive consultation with us. Dr. Ezra will discuss your current symptoms in detail and perform a series of tests to determine if you are a candidate for treatment. Interestingly enough a prescription for glasses containing prisms which bend light in specific ways, can dramatically reduce one’s symptoms and allow them to regain control over their life once more.
As someone who experienced his own set of BVD symptoms, Dr. Ezra is deeply connected to this condition and understands the toll it can take on one’s life. He’s excited about treating patients with Binocular Vision Dysfunction and has even helped individuals who live in other states because of his experience and compassion around BVD.
Don’t let your vision plague you any longer! If you are having visual concerns along with other seemingly unrelated symptoms, contact our office for an evaluation today.