Conditions and Symptoms Overview

Bernstein Center diagnoses and treats binocular vision problems. The wide range of symptoms and conditions for many common visual performance problems are summarized below. 

Please click on any of the links below to see complete descriptions, symptoms, at risk populations, and treatment for each specific condition.

It is not unusual for patients to have several different problems (an eye focusing AND eye movement problem, for example).  Each individual is evaluated using our one-hour Comprehensive Vision Exam - conducted by one of our behavioral optometrists.

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Moves head excessively when reading, reads slowly, uses finger to keep place, short attention span (more) Eye Movement Problems - Inability to smoothly and accuraely move the eyes from one target to another. Eye Movement Problems - Oculomotor Dysfunction
Eye Movement
Holds things very close, blurred vision, headaches, reads only for a short time, slow copying skills (more) Eye Focusing Problems -Inability to easily refocus eyes, or maintain clear focus, particularly up close. Eye Focusing Problems - Accommodative Dysfunction
Eye Focusing
Blurred Vision, Double Vision, Eyestrain or Eye Ache, Decreased reading comprehensionl (more) Eye Teaming Problems - Inability of both eyes to work together to process visual images properly. Eye Teaming Problems, Binocularity, Convergence
Eye Teaming
Trouble telling left from right, letter and word reversals, motor planning deficits (more) Perceptual Problems - Mimic sypmtoms of ADD / ADHD - but are binocular vision problems... Perceptual Problems - Developmental Delays
Perceptual Problems
Difficult for parents to detect, infant may cry when one eye is covered, or favor one side (more) Amblyopia, Lazy Eye - Vision - Neuro interface rejects the image from the lazy eye. Amblyopia, Lazy Eye
Amblyopia
Eye turns in, out, up, or down. Appearance problem and a vision problem. Mild forms hard to detect (more) Strabismus - Cross Eye, Wall Eye, Wandering Eye - eye alignment problem - mild to severe. Strabismus - Cross Eye, Wall Eye, Wandering Eye
Strabismus
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Kids with coordination problems, athletes of allages wishing to improve performance(more) Sports Enhancement - Uses comprehensive vision exam to identify sports related vision problems Vision Therapy will also improve sports performance.
Sports Enhancement
Strokes, ABI's, and TBI's cause significant binocular vision problems (more) Post TBI, Stroke - Diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders from stroke, ABI, TBI
Vision Treatment for Post ABI and Post TBI patients.
Post TBI, Stroke
Headache, unusual fatigue after computer use, Eye Strain, distance blur (more) Computer Vision Syndrome - Acquired condition from heavy computer usage Computer Vision Syndrome - Fatigue, Eye Strain
CVS