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What Is Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD)?

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Clear vision is necessary to navigate everyday life with ease, but what happens when your eyes can’t cooperate? Binocular vision dysfunction, also known as binocular vision disorder (BVD), is a condition that affects the way your eyes work together.  When your eyes are not in perfect tandem, adequate depth perception and clear visual focus can […]

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What Is Vision Therapy & What Eye Conditions Can it Treat?

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Vision therapy is an optometric specialty that focuses on treating vision-related conditions and disorders. It involves a series of exercises designed to improve visual skills, eye coordination, focusing abilities, and depth perception.  Vision therapy can be used to treat a variety of vision problems, such as:  Lazy eye (amblyopia) Strabismus (crossed eyes) Binocular vision dysfunction […]

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Astigmatism vs. Myopia: What’s the Difference?

A view of a road lined with trees comparing clear versus blurry vision

Astigmatism and myopia, also known as nearsightedness, have one key similarity: both are refractive errors of the eye. Refractive errors occur when the shape of the eye prevents light from properly focusing on the retina, making it difficult for a person to see clearly.  However, there are some distinct differences between astigmatism and myopia that […]

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