Motion Sickness and Dizziness? It Could Be Your Eyes

May 1, 2024 | Eye Health Info

Do you often feel nauseous, especially when traveling in a car or on a boat? Do you have trouble going on roller coasters or spinning rides without getting dizzy or sick? Maybe you also struggle with your balance and have neck and shoulder pain that just won’t seem to go away.  

If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Many people face these issues and visit numerous doctors and try many different treatments in search of relief. However, the solution may lie in an unexpected place: your vision. That’s right; your eyes might be behind all your symptoms. Keep reading to learn why this is the case and how Neurolenses could be the solution to relieving your discomfort and providing you with clear and comfortable vision. 

Your vision may be to blame 

If you’re dealing with constant dizziness and motion sickness in addition to vision issues, you may have a problem with your binocular vision. Binocular vision is the ability to use both your eyes to see a single image. When your eyes are no longer aligned or working well together as a team, it can lead to an issue called binocular vision dysfunction (BVD). BVD is when your eyes can no longer properly see the world as a single image. This misalignment can cause the brain to work extra hard to align the images from each eye, leading to a range of uncomfortable symptoms like:  

  • Car sickness or motion sickness 
  • Eye strain 
  • Headaches 
  • Fatigue 
  • Light sensitivity 
  • Blurred or double vision 
  • Neck and shoulder pain 
  • Clumsiness 
  • Difficulty reading 
  • Poor depth perception 

One common symptom of binocular vision dysfunction is feeling nauseous or dizzy, especially when riding in a car or on a boat. This happens because eye misalignment confuses the brain, making it hard to process what you see. As a result, the body responds by making you feel off balance or dizzy. 

How to treat motion sickness and dizziness 

At Ideal EyeCare, our highly skilled eye doctors offer Neurolens in Council Bluffs, Iowa to help you find relief and improve your quality of life. Neurolenses are specially designed lenses that contain a contoured prism to bring your eyes into perfect alignment. They work by addressing the root cause of your discomfort: eye misalignment. These lenses can relieve motion sickness, dizziness, headaches, eye strain, neck and shoulder pain, and other painful symptoms related to BVD.   

How are Neurolenses prescribed?  

The first step is to schedule a comprehensive eye exam at our office in Council Bluffs, Iowa. We’ll start by giving you a lifestyle index test to see if Neurolenses could work for you. If you’re a good fit based on the test, we’ll use the Neurolens device to check your eye alignment. This test only takes a few minutes and is completely painless. It provides our eye doctor with valuable insights into your vision and any problems you have seeing up close and at a distance. Following the test, if we determine that Neurolenses are right for you, we’ll write a prescription for your customized Neurolenses. 

If you’re suffering from motion sickness, dizziness, and other related symptoms, it may be time to consider Neurolenses as a potential solution. Our experts at Ideal EyeCare in Council Bluffs have the expertise and technology necessary to treat binocular vision dysfunction, along with many other vision issues, allowing you to see clearly and comfortably again and feel more like yourself. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment and ask our eye doctor about Neurolens.