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Children can also suffer from Binocular Vision Dysfunction. The condition can be caused by facial asymmetry similar to adults, or it can be caused by a concussion or injury, such as from a soccer game or falling while riding a bike. And just like with adults, BVD symptoms in children can prevent them from living a high quality of life.

For children ages 4 to 8-years-old, common behaviors and symptoms of Binocular Vision Dysfunction) can include:

⦁ Poor handwriting (poor spacing, writing letters too big or small)
⦁ Difficulty reading
⦁ Avoiding activities
⦁ Playing with toys very close to their face
⦁ Sitting close to the TV
⦁ Difficulty identifying shapes, colors and numbers that are age-appropriate
⦁ Difficulty seeing the class board
⦁ Frequently bumping into objects
⦁ Difficulty catching balls
⦁ Stomach aches and headaches at school or away from home
⦁ Light sensitivity
⦁ Covering one eye to see
⦁ Anxiety in public places
⦁ Frequent squinting in order to see

“I’m not tired when I read now. School is not as hard, and I have more fun. My glasses make everything better.” – Justin

For children ages 9 to 13-years-old, common behaviors and symptoms of Binocular Vision Dysfunction can include:

⦁ Repeatedly bumping into things while walking
⦁ Having difficulty completing homework due to headaches and nausea
⦁ Repeatedly reading the same things over and over / difficulty with reading comprehension
⦁ Sensitivity to bright lights
⦁ Closing one eye to make it easier to see
⦁ Blurred vision when using the computer
⦁ Blurred vision or tired eyes when looking at the blackboard in class
⦁ Verbal skills that are ahead of reading skills
⦁ Frequent blinking

For children (young adults) ages 14-years-old and older, common behaviors and symptoms of Binocular Vision Dysfunction can include:

⦁ Headaches
⦁ Difficulty reading and learning
⦁ Problems focusing in school and at home
⦁ Dizziness
⦁ Nausea
⦁ Anxiety
⦁ Sensitivity to light
⦁ Difficulty with balance / unsteady walking
⦁ Pain in the neck
⦁ Frequent head tilt
⦁ Motion sickness

“I was about to be put into a special education class because I was having so many learning problems. That was ten years ago. These lenses changed everything, really! The headaches disappeared. Reading was so much easier and I could figure out my homework.” – Kali