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Your eyes are complex organs that are susceptible to a variety of conditions, including vertical heterophoria. In this article, your eye doctor from iSee VisionCare clinic sheds light on this condition, its symptoms and how it is managed.

What You Need to Know About Vertical Heterophoria

What Is Vertical Heterophoria?

Vertical heterophoria (VH) is a type of binocular vision disorder in which the eyes are misaligned. This misalignment occurs vertically, putting extra strain on the eye muscles and leading to eye fatigue. This condition is a bit tricky to detect because symptoms tend to mimic those of unrelated conditions.

What are the Symptoms?

The symptoms of VH aren’t exclusively linked to this eye disorder. Nevertheless, some of the symptoms to look out for include dizziness while driving, tension headaches, motion sickness, and unsteady balance. You might also experience intermittent shoulder and neck pain.

What Causes Vertical Heterophoria?

VH can be caused by a traumatic brain injury or you can be born with it and it is genetic-so it can run in families. Since vertical heterophoria is a type of binocular vision disorder (BVD), experts in this field are the best specialists to consult.

Possible Treatments

VH can be managed or corrected through the use of prism eyeglasses that reduce the severity of the symptoms.

iSee VisionCare is your one-stop shop for all your eye care needs. We take pride in being one of the select few eye care clinics equipped and fully qualified to diagnose and manage VH. If you’re looking for information about children and BVD, we can help you there too. At iSee VisionCare, we offer excellent and personalized eye care products and solutions such as corrective eyeglasses and specialty contact lenses. Call us today at (561) 733-9008 to schedule an appointment.