Here at Vision and Sensory Integration, we specialize in helping patients who suffer from strabismus.
Strabismus is also known as being “crossed eye.” People of all ages can be affected by the disease. It happens as a result of having poor eye muscle control or a bad case of farsightedness.
There are six muscles that attach to each of your eyes, and they control the movement of the eyes. These muscles get signals from the brain that lets them know which way to make the eye look. Typically, the eyes work together. However, in the case of strabismus, the eyes do not work together. There are times when one eye will turn in a different direction.
Proper eye alignment is very important so that you are not seeing double. When one eye moves independently, the brain sees two different images which can be very confusing. Over time, the brain learns to ignore the turning eye and just focuses on the vision coming from the eye that is working correctly.
When strabismus is left untreated, it can actually lead to permanently reduced vision in one of the eyes. This is why it is so important to see your eye doctor if you are feeling any of these symptoms.
We have many different treatment options available. Some of these include wearing eyeglasses, prisms, or contacts. We also provide vision therapy as well as eye muscle surgery.
If you have any questions about the services we provide for those who suffer from strabismus, contact us today at (630) 429-7553.