Patients with poor binocular vision can be treated with vision therapy. Poor binocular vision means that the eyes do not work together as a team. When both eyes do not simultaneously aim at the same visual target, it can cause poor performance in reading, sports, depth perception, etc. Binocular vision focuses explicitly on the functionality of both eyes at once. Skills like tracking, fusion, stereopsis, convergence, and visual-motor integration will be tested in the initial examination.
Binocular vision includes depth perception. Of course, this is an important skill for everyday actions such as reaching out to shake someone’s hand, pouring something into a container, stepping off a curb or step, and throwing or catching a ball.
Want to test your depth perception? Check out this quick game to test if both of your eyes are functioning in sync!
If you have questions on whether your child suffers from poor binocular vision, give us a call at (615)-791-5766.