Dr. Julie Steinhauer Reveals The Many Causes of Double Vision and How To Treat It
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GLEN CARBON, Ill. - illiNews -- Dr. Julie Steinhauer, OD, FCOVD, owner of Vision For Life and Success, and one of a select group of functional vision doctors in the nation, says the eye condition commonly known as double vision or diplopia can present itself in a myriad of ways and should be treated as soon as possible by a healthcare professional.

Symptoms of double vision can include viewing images that seem to move around or stack themselves, appearing twice either on top, below or to the side of each other. Objects can also appear to be foggy, hazy or even frosty.

Dr. Steinhauer said a variety of health issues can cause double vision. These can include high blood pressure, a brain tumor, concussion or stroke. Diseases such as MS, Parkinson's, Myasthenia Gravis and Graves can also bring about the condition. Certain types of medications may also be at the root cause of vision impairment.

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Dr. Steinhauer said the condition can become a true safety hazard for both children and adults. "If left untreated you can have difficulty reading, walking up the stairs and even driving. It can impact a child's performance in school. It can begin as annoying but become extremely dangerous."

Practices like Vision For Life and Success can help discover visual causes of diplopia. A complete vision exam can reveal if double vision is impacting one or both eyes. Treatments can be custom designed as part of a vision therapy program to realign binocularity to normal viewing patterns.

As detailed in Dr. Steinhauer's YouTube video, How Vision Therapy Helps With Double Vision (https://youtu.be/wCMaJs0xdiA), specific non-invasive rehabilitation tools can be used to diminish or eliminate diplopia due to brain trauma or binocular dysfunction. Treatment can include photosyntonics or light therapy. In many instances, the brain can be retrained to provide more singular, binocular vision. All can be done without the use of prescription medication.

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"Customized vision therapy can be reinforced using repetition and integration with motor and cognitive skills. The program can improve one's vision and offers higher success rates than eye surgery or patching without the therapy," Dr. Steinhauer added.

"In all vision therapy can help increase reading speeds and comprehension, provide more comfort and reduce or totally eliminate the symptoms of seeing double. The earlier you contact your eye care professional and begin a vision therapy program the sooner you will feel like yourself again."

For more information visit https://visionforlifeworks.com

Dr. Steinhauer, now in her 20th year of practice, is a developmental optometrist specializing in vision-related learning problems, sports vision, and rehabilitative optometry.

Source: Vision For Life and Success
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