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Vertical Heterophoria: Understanding a Type of Binocular Vision Disorder

Vertical Heterophoria is a specific form of binocular vision disorder (BVD) that occurs when the eyes are vertically misaligned. To compensate for this misalignment and maintain clear, focused, and single vision, the eye muscles undergo corrective adjustments. Unfortunately, this constant strain and fatigue on the eye muscles often lead to various symptoms associated with BVD.

The challenging aspect of Vertical Heterophoria is that its symptoms are not typically linked to eye problems, which often results in misdiagnosis. Dr. Erin Sonneberg, OD, is a distinguished practitioner who has received direct training from Dr. Debby Feinberg, the founder of Vision Specialists of Michigan, renowned for their expertise in diagnosing and treating BVD. Dr. Sonneberg is certified in the field of neuro-visual optometry and possesses the necessary skills to diagnose and treat Vertical Heterophoria and other forms of binocular vision dysfunctions.

Dr. Sonneberg talks about Vertical Heterophoria

Symptoms of Vertical Heterophoria

If you experience any of the following symptoms, they might be related to Vertical Heterophoria:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Eye strain
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Problems with depth perception
Vertical Heterophoria Symptoms

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