Binocular Vision Dysfunction
in San Francisco

Working Together to Strengthen Your Vision

Our optometrists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating binocular vision dysfunction (BVD). BVD is not typically detected in routine eye exams, and our patients must complete a specialized questionnaire to help us screen for signs of this condition.  

You may have undiagnosed binocular vision dysfunction if you experience

  • Eyestrain
  • Double vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Visual fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness 

Please call our office to book a BVD exam.

What is Binocular Vision Disorder? 

Your eyes should work together to help produce your 3D perception of the world. This visual teamwork is referred to as binocular vision. When your eyes are not synchronized, it can lead to a large amount of strain on the eyes’ muscles. 

Poor binocular vision can result in issues with:  

  • Coordination
  • Playing sports
  • Judging distances
  • Maintaining eye contact
  • Motion sickness
  • Dizziness 
  • Anxiety

Treatments Are Available 

Prismatic lenses play a prominent role in treating binocular vision disorder. Still, there are many varieties of BVD, and our optometrists will work closely with you or your family member to develop the proper treatment for your condition. 

Depending on the type of BVD, many patients experience 72-92% improvement using prismatic lenses, with treatment lasting between 2-3 months

If you have concerns or feel you are affected by binocular vision dysfunction, reach out to us at Total Vision Financial District. We can provide you with our comprehensive questionnaire and get you started on the path towards healthier vision. 

Preparing for Your BVD Exam

Here are some things to know before you come in for your appointment:

  • Binocular vision dysfunction exams are typically billed through your major medical insurance plan. We accept most PPO plans. Please inquire with our office staff about out-of-pocket costs.
  • Please fill out our BVD questionnaires before your appointment or plan to arrive 15 minutes early to complete the questionnaires in person.
  • Plan to spend 2-3 hours with us for your binocular vision exam.
  • Please refrain from drinking any caffeine on the day of your appointment.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking around and trialing lenses.

Come & See Us

We’re located just down the street from the famous Chinatown Gate entrance, near Union Square. Parking is easy. It’s just across the street at the Stockton/Sutter Garage! 

Our Address

  • 530 Bush Street #101
  • San Francisco, CA 94108

Contact Information

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