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you may have just watched a video explaining BVD
you have experienced symptoms such as headaches, blurry vision, dizziness, or anxiety over a short or extended period of time
you have seen one or more specialists for your symptoms and nothing seems to help
you have experienced a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
you have been diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, other learning disabilities
you were asked by a friend to “just take the test”
You have likely suffered from your symptoms long enough. And as unbelievable as it may seem, you wonder: could it be your eyes?
Your might be suffering from Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD). With BVD, one eye sees an image differently (vertically, horizontally—or both) than the other eye. The body corrects this by overusing and severely straining the eye muscles, causing the symptoms of BVD which include headaches, blurry vision, dizziness, difficulty with reading, learning and concentrating, and even anxiety in large spaces.
Many patients with vision problems heartily embrace the idea of enjoying vision correction without having to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Not all of these patients, however, are good candidates for PRK or Lasik surgery, the two standard surgeries used to alter the way the cornea of the eye refracts light. If that describes you, don’t fret — because here at Blink Eye Care, we offer an advanced corneal reshaping technique known as orthokeratology, or Ortho-K. This non-surgical technique can produce changes to the way your cornea refracts light.
To understand the benefits of Ortho-K, let us first consider how the cornea works. The cornea is a transparent, spherical bulge that sits over the lens of your eye. In addition to protecting the inner parts of the eye, the cornea also performs some lens-like tasks of its own. The shape of cornea causes incoming light rays to be refracted, or bent, in such a way that the lens can focus them into a clear, sharp image before they pass on to the retina and optic nerve. Ultimately, the optic nerve transmits the image to your brain.
Deformations in the shape of the cornea cause refraction to go wrong in various ways, producing the fuzzy images characteristic of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Glasses and contact lens are curved to “pre-refract” incoming light to compensate for your personal degree of corneal deformation. Laser surgery actually corrects the shape of cornea itself, eliminating most of all of the visual errors that might otherwise call for corrective lenses.
You Are Not Alone
The demands of the digital age mean that our eyes are working harder than ever, leading people to suffer debilitating symptoms, such as: Chronic Headaches, Neck Pain, Eye Strain, Eye Fatigue, Dry Eye Sensation, Motion Sickness.
Headaches? Eye strain? Eye misalignment could be the culprit. Find out if you’re a candidate.
Take The Neurolens Test
Blink Eyecare is now offering Marco Equinox Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT), the latest in dry eye treatment technology. Developed by NASA, LLLT has proven effective at treating dry eye disease. LLLT uses specially designed LED lights to gently warm up the eyelids, causing the meibomian glands to unclog and release oils.
Safe, non-invasive procedure
15 minutes per session
No recovery time needed
No side effects or discomfort
Safe for adults and children
Learn more about dry eye and this amazing technology at marco.com/mydryeye
If so, you know how important it is to train, eat right and to invest in quality equipment, but did you ever think about the importance of your vision?
Over 80% of an athlete’s performance is guided by their visual system.
Vision Carolina Can Help!
Sports Vision involves the evaluation and treatment of an athlete’s visual skills to enhance and improve their ability to excel in any chosen sport.
Sport Vision Carolina’s Program will train you to:
See more and react faster
Increase your concentration and focus
Track objects in motion more efficiently
Make quicker and more informed decisions
Recognize and respond to visual cues faster
Determine rotation and speed of moving objects
If you are serious about achieving and surpassing your athletic goals, call Sports Vision Carolina at 704-817-3800 to speak to our professionals and learn more about our services.
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It takes top visual performance to get top athletic performance. Training specific visual tasks provides the guidance that an athlete needs to be successful. These essential functions should not be left up to chance. Athletes who have successfully completed sports vision training significantly out-perform those who have not.
Sports Vision requires important visual skills outside of the realm of the regular eye exam. A comprehensive sports vision evaluation from Sports Vision Carolina includes:
Reaction Time and Anticipation
Focus and Concentration
Eye Hand or Eye foot Coordination
Through our sports vision evaluation we will determine your strengths and then make a sport specific Vision Enhancement Program to train your weaknesses. We will work with you to help you reach your athletic goals by improving your visual abilities.
At Sports Vision Carolina, we are also experts in prevention and management of sports related eye injuries, fitting the best visual correction for you and your sport and the use of tints and filters to maximize your sight.
We understand sports and know what products will protect your eyes and help you see your best,
without compromising your performance.
Visit our Specialty Eyewear page for more information about our sports vision products.
For a full sports vision evaluation and assessment contact us today at: (704) 817-3800
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Some eye conditions make wearing contacts a difficult proposition. However, it does not rule out wearing contact lenses altogether. It just means patients need to discuss options with their eye care provider and obtain specialized hard to fit contacts for their specific vision problems.
Finding contact lenses that fit and wearing contact lenses in general can be made more challenging when these conditions affect your eyes:
Astigmatism: Astigmatism develops when the front of the eye curves into a bulge or oval shape. It causes blurred vision and can be difficult to correct because regular contacts cannot account for the bulging.
Dry Eyes: When eyes become excessively dry, it leads to irritation, burning, redness and blurred vision. Contact lenses can exacerbate these conditions by making it feel like a foreign object is stuck in your eye.
GPC: This form of conjunctivitis is caused by inflammation on the inner surface of the eyelid. Protein buildup on contact lenses can make this condition worse.
Keratoconus: This is an uncommon condition that causes major discomfort when wearing contacts. Keratoconus happens when the cornea becomes thinner and allows the eye to bulge forward. The bulge forms into a cone shape.
Presbyopia: Eyes tend to have a tougher time focusing on close objects as they age. This condition is known as presbyopia. It typically affects people aged 40 or older.
Wearing contacts is not impossible if you suffer from one of the above conditions. You do need to meet with an eye care professional, however, and get prescribed contact lenses that are tailored to deal with your specific vision condition.
Gas permeable lenses are a good solution for patients who suffer from GPC or Keratoconus. A GP lens will limit protein deposits from accumulating which will reduce GPC symptoms. It is also effective in containing corneal bulging and relieving pressure on the tissue for a Keratoconus sufferer.
Toric lenses are useful for correcting astigmatism. Since the lens needs to align with the bulge it is correcting, toric lenses must not rotate in order to fit on the eye. They are typically custom made to correct a specific astigmatism. For that reason, this type of lens takes longer to make and costs more than a traditional contact lens.
Bifocal and multifocal lenses can help remedy presbyopia. Monovision lenses are another option for presbyopia. This type of lenses can have one fitted for distance vision and the other for seeing close objects.
Medicated eye drops can be an effective solution for dealing with dry eyes. They will lubricate eyes enough to make contact lenses more bearable, although a punctal occlusion also must be done to plug the ducts in some extreme cases. GPC symptoms can also be lessened through medicated eye drops. They flush out protein deposits and reduce inflammation.
Want to learn more about our optometry services? Call to schedule a consultation today.