Our eyes need to work together to give us single clear vision at all distances with all tasks. Eye Teaming is the ability to maintain a visual focus on an object with both eyes, creating a single visual image. This is the “normal” way the eyes work.
The brain’s ability to see three-dimensional objects and to correctly evaluate visual information depends upon proper alignment of the eyes. When the eyes are not working together, two different “messages” are sent to the brain, causing confusion.
There are several different types of eye teaming problems. One involves how well the eyes work together when they turn inward and another involves how the eyes turn outward, and in both cases one or both eyes can be involved.
Convergence Insufficiency is the most common eye teaming problem. It is a decreased ability to move the two eyes inward when viewing a near object, which can cause eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, double vision, and an inability to concentrate. This condition may also be responsible for words moving on the page, decreased reading comprehension, or slow reading.
Your next step is a Binocular Vision Evaluation. This evaluation is designed to see how the eye teaming problem is impacting performance and other activities of daily life. Once the doctor determines the depth of the problem, all treatment options will be discussed.