What, You Mean It’s My Eyes?
Yes, your eyes may be the cause of nausea and motion sickness
You might be suffering from Subtle Vision Misalignment (SVM). SVM is a mild form of Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD). With SVM, one eye sees an image slightly out of alignment (vertically, horizontally—or both) from the other eye. The body corrects this by overusing and severely straining the eye muscles, causing the symptoms of SVM. These symptoms are not traditionally thought to be associated with your vision (but they are!) and can include nausea and motion sickness, as well as headaches, dizziness, anxiety, nausea, neck pain and reading difficulties.
Why Does SVM often go Undiagnosed?
When you go to the eye doctor, your eyes are tested to determine how well each eye can see (visual acuity). Usually very little time, if any, is spent testing how well your eyes work together as a team (binocular vision). Even if these tests are performed, they only identify major eye misalignments and double vision—they often are unable to find small amounts of misalignment. Any amount of eye misalignment can lead to SVM symptoms.
How do you find out if you have SMV?
Fill in the easy to complete screening questionnaire at IsItMyEyes.com. A staff member will call you with the results and let you know if Vision Specialists of Michigan can help you with your symptoms.