Binocular Vision Disorder (BVD) is best described as a failure of the eyes to not work and perform as a team in relaying information to the brain. Typically, one eye will tire while the individual is trying to focus; meaning that the eye will wander or drift from the individuals intended focus point. This tiring causes significant difficulties such as double vision, blurriness, fatigue, clumsiness, visual perceptual problems, and stereo blindness. The real challenge in the life of a child or person suffering from these symptoms is that persons inability to learn. The impact on a child's ability to read, focus, retain, or comprehend topics that are introduced becomes monumental.
FYF is dedicated to the detection of BVD in early school-aged children. It is our stated goal and purpose to promote screening and early detection of a possible BVD in young children before they advance out of elementary school.
The Foundation is also dedicated to creating awareness within schools and among the public of common eye tracking issues that very often go undetected. Studies show that 1 out of every 4 children in public schools struggle with one or more BVD symptoms. Further, and most telling, studies show that 1 of every 2 children currently in Special Education or Resource programs are affected by BVD.