BARNARD ASSOCIATES - OPTOMETRISTS
BARNARD ASSOCIATES - OPTOMETRISTS

Binocular Vision

"Binocular vision" is the term we use to describe how your brain uses the images from your two eyes together.

 

There are different levels of binocular vision. At its peak level, the result is stereopsis - "3D" or depth perception.

 

When a baby is born the visual system is not fully developed. The ability to see (visual acuity) and the ability for the brain to use the images from the two eyes (depth perception) develops with age, and does not reach maximum potential until between the ages of 6 to 12 years.



This is the reason why it is especially important for babies to be examined from an early age as - if problems are detected there is more time to manage the issue for better outcomes.


 

 

At an older age, we can still develop difficulties with our binocular vision.

 

This can be due to a number of reasons such as illness, injury and even stress.

 

Common symptoms of binocular vision problems include:

  • poor "tracking" of objects
  • general "difficulty" with vision tasks such as reading
  • headaches
  • eye pain / eye strain
  • blurred vision
  • double vision


Improved Sporting Performance

Whether you are a "weekend warrior", amatuer or professional player, improved binocular vision can mean an improved game and possibly the difference between winning and "just taking part", especially when it comes to some sports such as golf, snooker/pool and racquet sports.

 

If you are interested in improving your game... consider having a Sports Vision Assessment which includes a comprehensive binocular vision assessment for your sport.

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