Are you worried that your child’s eye is turning in or out? Or that you have double vision after a bang on the head? The above examples are signs of a problem in the working together of the two eyes and a professional is specialised on such problems: the orthoptist. The most common signs of a binocular problem are:

•  One eye turning in or out (strabismus)

•  Abnormal head postures

•  Headaches and blurriness of vision

•  Double vision

The orthoptist’s aim is to discover the cause of a binocularity dysfunction, measure its extend and treat it where possible. Causes for strabismus and general problems in binocularity include:

•  Uncorrected or wrong prescriptions (glasses)

•  Unequal prescriptions in children

•  Blurry vision

•  Head trauma

•  Neurological factors