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Eye Muscle Control

Each of your eyes sees a slightly different image and your brain, through a process called fusion, blends these two images into one three-dimensional picture.

Good eye coordination keeps the eyes in proper alignment and is a skill that must be developed. Poor eye coordination occurs when vision or eye muscle control doesn't develop adequately.

Because the images seen by each eye must be virtually the same, a person usually compensates for poor eye muscle control by using extra effort to maintain proper alignment of the eyes. In more severe cases, the muscles cannot adjust the eyes to see the same image anymore and double vision occurs. Because the brain will try to avoid seeing double, it eventually learns to ignore the image sent by one eye. This can result in amblyopia (lazy eye).

Symptoms

Some signs and symptoms of poor eye coordination include double vision, headaches, eye and body fatigue, irritability, dizziness and difficulty in reading and concentrating.

Treatment

A comprehensive examination by your Visique optometrist will be able to detect any poor eye coordination. Either special glasses or eye exercises can relieve this problem.