Binocular Vision and Vision Training
In order to achieve binocular vision our two eyes view a picture from slightly different angles. The brain then overlaps these two images to create one 3D image. Sometimes people are born or develop muscular problems which cause an eye to turn in one direction or another, thus leaving the eyes not straight. Other times the muscles which control the focus and position of our eyes become fatigued.
Our world is becoming more and more 3D oriented with the advent of 3D film and television. Our eyes ability to see in 3D is governed by a principle called stereopsis.
Stereopsis is essentially the way that we calculate the depth of a picture or scene we are looking at and film makers use this ability when making 3D television and movies.
Traditionally it has been thought that stereopsis is fully developed at the age of 13, if you have not achieved normal stereopsis by this time it was thought that this could not be improved. We now know that it is possible to improve our 3D vision after this age and at Visique Rose Optometrists we offer vision therapy or vision training exercises for those that are having trouble with these forms of media.
If your child is having learning difficulties at school, then it is recommended that they have a full and thorough eye examination at Visique Rose Optometrists. Sometimes muscle fatigue can be a piece of the puzzle when it comes to learning with children. Typically our patients that have muscle control problems require a course of exercises to help reduce strain, this then flows on to tasks such as reading, writing, catching a ball and playing sports. Ask your optometrist about vision therapy and if its required for your child. Sometimes exercises can be performed in place of prescribing spectacles to help with vision related learning problems.