Children and BVD

Children and BVD

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.

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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

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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

Learn more about BVD in Children

“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 


The Screening Questionnaires include:

Adult BVD

Youth BVD

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