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Concussions are a mild traumatic brain injury that many people tend to overlook. Many times, people who suffered from concussions don’t seek medical attention. This type of brain injury can affect various eye functions and even impair vision.

The Link Between Concussions and Binocular Vision Dysfunction

Your TBI concussion and vision experts from NeuroVisual Specialists of Florida and iSee VisionCare discuss the link between concussion and binocular vision dysfunction (BVD).

BVD: The Eye Misalignment Condition

Binocular vision dysfunction refers to the condition in which the line of sight of an eye differs from that of the other. This puts more stress on your eye muscles as they try to re-align your eyes to see clearly. Common binocular vision disorders include amblyopia, strabismus, and vertical heterophoria.

Concussion and BVD

Research shows that at least 1.4 million people in the country are treated for a traumatic brain injury. Even more people, however, ignore concussions, a mild type of injury caused by a direct blow or bump to the head. This can lead to different forms of binocular vision dysfunction.

Apart from head trauma, people born with congenital head deformities may have problems with their binocular vision. Their eyes will have to work twice as hard to produce a three-dimensional perception of the world. Contact your trusted eye doctor to help treat this eye condition.


People with BVD may experience dizziness, blurry eyesight, and double vision. They may also feel disoriented at times, too. Symptoms not related to vision may also be a concern, including neck, shoulder, and back pain.


BVD is one of the most challenging eye disorders to detect. Many patients with BVD have been incorrectly diagnosed with migraines and vertigo because of the complexity of the symptoms. Eye doctors who can diagnose this eye condition will use special lenses and lights to detect eye misalignment. They will then use prismatic lenses in your eyeglasses to reposition the images you see according to your eye’s natural position.

Count on the eye doctors from NeuroVisual Specialists of Florida and iSee Vision Care for your binocular vision dysfunction. Call us today at (561) 733-9008 to schedule an appointment. We serve residents of Boynton Beach, FL.

Dr. Erin Sonneberg, OD, received her Doctor of Optometry degree from New England School of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts in 2004. She completed her undergraduate studies at City University of New York, Queens College in 2000, where she graduated with honors in business. Dr. Sonneberg relocated to Boynton Beach, Florida, in 2006, and has been practicing alongside prestigious ophthalmologists in the area since that time.