Have you ever experienced motion sickness while on a boat, car, or plane? If so, you might suffer from See-Sick Syndrome, also known as Neuro-Ocular Vestibular Dysfunction (NOVD). This condition occurs when there is a malfunction in the coordination between the visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive systems.
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What is See-Sick Syndrome?
When the brain receives conflicting information from the visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive systems, it can result in symptoms like dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. These symptoms can be especially troublesome for individuals who rely on their visual system for balance and spatial orientation, such as pilots, sailors, and athletes.
Thankfully, there is a solution to NOVD or See-Sick Syndrome. An effective treatment solution usually involves a combination of properly prescribed ophthalmic lenses and office-based optometric vision therapy.
The Right Lens for You
Properly prescribed ophthalmic lenses can help to address refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. These errors can contribute to NOVD and can be easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses. In addition, certain specialized lenses, such as prism lenses, can help to alleviate symptoms of NOVD by reducing the strain on the visual system.
Office-based optometric vision therapy can help to retrain the visual system and improve the coordination between the visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive systems. This therapy involves a series of eye exercises and activities designed to improve eye tracking, eye teaming, and visual processing skills.
With optometric vision therapy, individuals can experience improvements in their symptoms of NOVD and see an improvement in their overall visual function.
It is important to note that NOVD, or See-Sick Syndrome is a complex condition and requires an individualized treatment approach.
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