What is it?

Poor eye coordination is a result of the eyes not being able to work together as a “team.” Normally functioning eyes will view two separate images and fuse them together to see one image. For someone with poor eye coordination, their eyes likely view the same image, which can lead them to seeing double.

Often, because of the inability to fuse two images together, the brain may learn to ignore one of the eyes. This can lead to another condition, known as amblyopia, or lazy eye.

How does it happen?

Poor eye coordination usually happens because of underdeveloped muscle control or improper image development. In some rare cases, an injury or illness may lead to poor eye coordination.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of poor eye coordination may include double vision, headaches, dizziness, and difficulty concentrating. Someone with poor eye coordination may cover one eye to see better (especially true for children).

What are my risk factors?

The specific causes of this condition are unclear. The condition is typically present at birth, so you probably are not going to develop it later in life.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

Your eye doctor will be able to diagnose poor eye coordination through a comprehensive eye exam.

The most successful treatments involve a combination of eyeglasses and vision therapy to train the eyes. In extreme cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the issue.

How can I prevent it from happening?

Since the causes are unknown, there is no real way to prevent this condition from occurring.

If you are experiencing similar symptoms to poor eye coordination, contact us today.