Eye teaming, or Binocular vision, is the ability of both eyes to work together. Each of your eyes sees a slightly different image and your brain, by a process called fusion, blends these two images into one three-dimensional picture. Good eye coordination keeps the eyes in proper alignment. A common eye-teaming problem occurs when the eyes have a “tendency” to turn in, out, up, or down and the ability to compensate for this tendency is inadequate. Poor eye coordination results from a lack of adequate vision development or improperly developed eye muscle control. Although rare, an injury or disease can cause poor eye coordination.
Some signs and symptoms associated with a Binocular vision problems may include the following:
Reduced reading efficiency
Loss of place when reading
Decreased reading comprehension
Motion sickness when reading in a moving vehicle
Inability to appreciate 3D movies
Avoidance of a visually demanding tasks
Children with binocular vision dysfunction are more likely to show a very short attention span at desk work and may attempt to compensate by covering or closing one eye when reading and reading very slowly or re-reading everything so they can understand what they read. Poor binocular vision may also inhibit athletic performance in sports that require accurate depth perception, including basketball, baseball, and tennis.
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