Vision Impairment
and Double Vision

Are you struggling with your new eyeglass prescription or finding it easier to see if you cover one of your eyes? Not being able to clearly see the world around you can make your life incredibly difficult and have a negative impact on your work, family life, and participating in your favorite activities.

It may be your eyes:

Vision Impairment and Double Vision

Are you struggling with your new eyeglass prescription or finding it easier to see if you cover one of your eyes? Not being able to clearly see the world around you can make your life incredibly difficult and have a negative impact on your work, family life, and participating in your favorite activities.

It may be your eyes:

Vision Impairment

Our patients have had difficulty adjusting to new eyeglass prescriptions, have had shadowed/blurred or double vision and light sensitivity. They have attempted to get help. If after trying multiple doctors, countless treatments, and medications you are still unable to find vision impairment relief, you may have Binocular Vision Dysfunction.

Binocular Vision Dysfunction & Vision Impairment Relief

Your vision is determined by more than just your eyesight. The alignment of your eyes also plays a pivotal role in your vision. Binocular Vision Dysfunction occurs when there is a subtle misalignment of your eyes. When left unchecked, this misalignment can result in the following vision impairments:

Do you have Binocular Vision Dysfunction?

Double Vision:

A condition where a sufferer sees two images instead of one when looking at an object. With double vision, you may see a second image that is next to, on top of, or on the diagonal from the first image because both of your eyes are not able to focus on the same spot. When standard treatments do not treat your double vision, vision misalignment might be the cause. By treating your misalignment with our specialized aligning lenses, the object will be brought into focus allowing you to see a single, clear image.

Shadowed or Blurred Vision:

Having shadowed or blurred vision is the mildest form of double vision. When your eyes are even slightly misaligned, you perceive the image as having shadowed or blurred edges. As the misalignment worsens, the separation between the two images increases, causing the images to overlap or double. By treating your misalignment with our specialized aligning lenses, we can enable your eyes to work together and see a single, distinct image.

Light Sensitivity:

A condition in which you feel as if it is too bright or that there is too much light in a normally lit environment. You may squint, wear dark colored glasses, or wear a visor while indoors. When your light sensitivity is caused by Binocular Vision Dysfunction you are experiencing some amount of shadowed or possibly double vision. Your brain interprets this as seeing extra light or glare, resulting in your light sensitivity. By treating your vision misalignment, we can provide you with light sensitivity relief.

Difficulty Adjusting to New

Before coming to Vision Specialists of Michigan, many of our Binocular Vision Dysfunction patients have had difficulty adjusting to new pairs of eyeglasses. Because your vision is misaligned, it is critical to line up to the center of the lenses to the position of your eyes, and in many instances, this does not occur. By taking into account your vision misalignment, our doctors can provide you with specialized aligning lenses that will position your prescription correctly to your eye so that you can adequately adjust to your new glasses

At Vision Specialists of Michigan, we understand how overwhelming your vision impairment can be and are dedicated to providing you relief. With our comprehensive NeuroVisual Examination, our compassionate doctors will determine the extent of your vision misalignment and use those results to prescribe the appropriate specialized aligning lenses for you. Unlike your standard eyeglass prescription, our lenses treat your Binocular Vision Dysfunction, along with any additional vision impairments, to allow your eyes to work together. By taking into account your misalignment we can provide you with proper vision impairment relief.

Having chronic shadowed or blurred or double vision, or light sensitivity can make navigating your environment incredibly difficult and overwhelming. Let Vision Specialists of Michigan help you find out if you have Binocular Vision Dysfunction. Complete the screening questionnaire or contact us today to determine if we can help you experience neck pain relief.

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It may be your eyes

  • American Academy Optometry
  • American Optometric Association
  • Michigan Optometric Association
  • VEDA
  • Neuro Optometry Rehabilitation Association

Dr. Sandy DiPonio earned her optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in 1996. She is a highly skilled and experienced eye care professional dedicated to giving her patients of all ages excellent and compassionate care. She has a wide variety of experience in binocular vision, pediatric and adult eye care, ocular disease and contact lens fitting. She strives to provide each of her patients the best quality of life they can achieve with their vision through knowledge and education of treatment options.

Dr. DiPonio is a member of the American Optometric Society and Michigan Optometric Society.

Dr. Sally Hoey has been practicing optometry since graduating from Michigan College of Optometry in 2001. During her time in optometry school, she developed an interest in binocular vision, culminating in a senior thesis involving binocular vision.

Prior to joining Vision Specialists of Michigan, Dr. Hoey specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of vision-related learning problems as well as other binocular vision disorders. Her other areas of interest include specialty contact lens fittings and treating dry eye. Dr. Hoey strives to provide her patients with clear, comfortable vision while meeting their individual needs at the same time.

Dr. Hoey had the opportunity to provide eye care on an optometric mission trip to Guyana, South America and vision screenings at a local medical clinic. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Michigan Optometric Association, Metropolitan Detroit Optometric Society and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Dr. Jennifer Place graduated with honors from Michigan College of Optometry in 2001.

Before joining Vision Specialists of Michigan, she specialized in treating pediatric and adult patients with binocular vision disorders and vision-related learning problems, as well as fitting specialty contact lenses and managing various types of ocular disease. She enjoys working with patients with unique visual needs, and she takes great pride in providing all patients with highly customized care.

Dr. Place has volunteered for Opening Eyes, a program that provides eye exams to the athletes of the Michigan Special Olympics, and she participated in an international mission to St. Lucia to provide eye care to those in need. Dr. Place is a member of the Detroit Optometric Society, the Michigan Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, the College of Vision Development, and the Optometric Extension Program Foundation.

Dr. Mary Jo Ference has been practicing optometry since 1990 upon graduating from Ferris State University- Michigan College of Optometry, and is certified in Low Vision Rehabilitation. She has worked at Sinai-Grace Hospital systems for over 20 years before joining Vision Specialists of Michigan in 2013 to work with binocular vision disorders. Her clinical areas of expertise include visual rehabilitation of pediatric and adult patients who have suffered from brain trauma, injury or disease. She has taught both optometry and ophthalmology residents at Sinai Grace Hospital. Dr. Ference has sat on numerous boards, including Sinai Grace Hospital, Berry Out-Patient Surgical Center, and Seedlings Braille Books for the Blind. She is actively involved in area school districts to provide education, training and access for students, teachers, OT’s and PT’s to eye care service rehabilitation information. Dr. Ference has lectured extensively nationally and internationally.

Dr. Debby Feinberg began practicing Optometry in Oakland County in 1983, upon graduating from Illinois College of Optometry. She joined her father, Dr. Paul C. Feinberg, at Mall Optical Center, which was located in Summit Place Mall.

Since 1995 Dr. Feinberg has been developing the field of NeuroVisual Medicine which is the optometric subspecialty that identifies and treats neurological / medical symptoms that originate directly or indirectly in the visual system.

Dr. Feinberg has been performing pioneering work with Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD), a condition where a vision misalignment (frequently subtle) creates difficulties with the two eyes working together to create a single 3-dimensional image, and difficulties with the two eyes following that image as it moves.

The symptoms caused by BVD are not usually associated with problems with the visual system, and include headache, dizziness, anxiety and panic, persistent post-concussive symptoms, gait instability and balance problems, frequent falls, neck pain, motion sickness, nausea, and reading and learning problems.

In 2004. Dr. Feinberg established Vision Specialists of Birmingham, specifically designing the practice to accommodate the needs of the NeuroVisual Medicine patient.

In 2011, the office moved to its current location in Bloomfield Hills and updated its name to Vision Specialists of Michigan.