Binocular Vision Disorder ​

The scientific revolution that is changing optics

Binocular Vision (BV) Disorder is a life-limiting, often underdiagnosed condition of the eyes.

DDB Technology identified improved lens optics for BV Disorder and eyewear generally, including technology glasses for improved formula and spreadsheet use, which will improve quality, accessibility, and affordability.

Underdiagnosed Vision Problems

Over 12% of the population in developed countries, with some studies showing a prevalence greater than 30%, experience BV Disorder. These numbers can be expected to increase from society’s expanded use of digital devices.

Life-Limiting Symptoms

BV Disorder impacts corporate profitability, life choices, and ability to make a living. Annual economic damage assessments in the US alone are conservatively estimated at $236.5 billion.

Patients Unaware of the Cause of their Symptoms

Patients are often unaware their symptoms could be BV Disorder. They may think they are lazy, dumb, or bored so they do not raise their issues with their Eye Care Providers. They may avoid math and computer fields because formulas present additional challenges.

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The transformation to a digital age demands a transformation in vision diagnostics, treatments, and technologies.
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The world of BV is much more than patients and prism glasses.
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Assessing BV for applications to technology, industrial equipment, AR/VR, and so many other areas will be a potential paradigm shift for future innovations. We at DDB Technology have already created engineering inroads to these many fields.
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BV Disorder: Recognizing the Problem, Creating Solutions

Undiagnosed and untreated, BV Disorder has a negative impact not only for individuals, but educational institutions, corporations, and the economy in general.

Those with BV Disorder often avoid going into STEM programs and careers due to their poor reading comprehension and challenges working with abstract formulas used in fields such as science, technology, and finance.

As the world’s population ages, there is a chance for an overall increase in the Disorder, which can cause a reduction in the already struggling workforce and a decrease in employee productivity. Individuals with BV Disorder can make mistakes on the job, reducing their company’s profitability.

Companies need to assess the impact of BV Disorder on profits. There is a real risk of losing the investment of time, money, and energy in developing top talent.

Having BV Disorder, DDB Technology’s founder, Denise Drace-Brownell, determined she would solve the challenges she faced as a result.

She invented significant improvements to prismatic eyeglasses for binocular vision challenges. In many cases, these improvements can provide substantial relief for those with BV Disorder. Wearers can realize more of their potential in school, in sports, and in life.

Seeing Technolgy Clearer

One way to treat BV Disorder is with the use of prism glasses. The first line of treatment is typically vision therapy, and in some cases surgery is useful. However, current prisms have aberrations and many people also will adapt to them.

Denise went one step further to address these issues with prism eyewear. “Modern optics innovation improves the overall wearability of today’s prism spectacles. I could not wear standard prisms, so I improved upon them. Prisms can be wonderful, but life without the need for prisms is even better. So we also worked to eliminate the patient’s need for prisms whenever possible,” she says.

Treatment for BV Disorder can be improved with automated programs using artificial intelligence (AI) to develop therapy techniques in an augmented/ virtual reality setting. This presents new opportunities for innovators.

DDB Technology identified improved lens optics for BV Disorder and eyewear generally, which will improve quality, accessibility, and affordability.

The world of BV is much more than patients and prism glasses.

Assessing BV for applications to technology, industrial equipment, AR/VR, and so many other areas will be a potential paradigm shift for future innovations. We at DDB Technology have already created engineering inroads to these many fields.

Our Guide to Binocular Vision Disorder

To give help to the millions who struggle with BV Disorder, Denise Drace-Brownell wrote a patient guide: Binocular Vision Disorder: A Patient’s Guide to a Life-Limiting, Often Underdiagnosed, Medical Condition. The book is available for free as a digital download through DDB Technology.

The US Military tests for BV Disorder routinely. Page 11 of the guide is a sample of the military test required by the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board. This form is used by United States service academies, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship programs, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).

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