Des Plaines Eye Care Center Binocular Vision
You are able to perceive depth because you have two eyes with overlapping vision. This is called binocular vision and it makes it possible to determine when an object is closer or further away from you. However, if you struggle with depth perception even with both eyes open, it is important to have a binocular vision test performed at our office. Here at Des Plaines Eye Care Center we strive to work with you to provide the quality eye care you need. Our team is trained to perform binocular vision testing to help diagnose and treat binocular vision disorders.
The Binocular Vision Test
Binocular vision dysfunction is the inability to maintain focus on an object with both eyes. A properly functioning binocular vision system combines two separate images from the two eyes into one image in the brain. It is important that both eyes work together and communicate with each other to provide single clear vision. Individuals suffering from binocular vision dysfunction cannot successfully merge the two separate images from the two eyes into one image in the brain. This condition is diagnosed following thorough binocular vision testing.
The binocular vision test is one component of the general comprehensive eye exam our office offers. The test is designed to see how your two eyes work together. With these tests, it is possible to determine if there are any problems with your vision or if you possibly have a lazy eye. One eye might struggle with some aspects of processing and sending the information back to your brain more than the other. This can cause issues with your depth perception. This can call be determined with a basic binocular vision test at our office.
Schedule Your Test with Our Staff
If you have not received a quality eye exam, contact our office to see how we can give you the eye care you need. If you wear corrective lenses, we will work with you to stay on top of your changing prescription and make adjustments when necessary. We can also identify possible vision problems that cannot be reversed such as glaucoma in its early stages. It is extremely important to diagnose any viual complications early on in order to preserve and protect your eyesight as much as possible. Whether you are in need of a binocular vision exam or are in need of an annual eye exam, call us at Des Plaines Eye Care Center or schedule an appointment through our website. Find out how we can help you and your family meet all your eye care needs.