Motion sickness or see-sickness, is a vision condition commonly associated with headaches and sensitivity to light (photophobia).
This visual-vestibular condition occurs when our vision system and balance (vestibular) system miscommunicate with each other. Interestingly, individuals suffering from this condition hardly associate it with their vision and rarely mention their symptoms to their optometrist. Many individuals suffering from SSS find it uncomfortable to ride in a car or shop at the supermarket without feeling nauseous. Furthermore, individuals who suffer from SSS may find it hard to:
- Enjoy social events
- Sporting events
- Complete normal daily activities
Suffering from SSS is not enjoyable and correcting this condition early on helps individuals experience life to the fullest, travel without the worry of getting sick, and eliminate the need to purchase anti-nausea medications which may only temporarily reduce symptoms.
Vision therapy is an effective treatment solution for patients diagnosed with SSS. At Lidkea Optometry, we deliver vision therapy through the principles of neuroscience, teaching our patients new vision and motion-related skills. Treatment duration may vary, but when our patients are consistent with their prescribed treatment plan, treatment will be effective.
After treatment, our patients typically experience lasting results relieving them from frequent motion sickness, as well as significantly improved vision and coordination skills helping our patients to enjoy life without using coping strategies.