• I just received a report from the school nurse that my son failed his vision test because of bilateral stereopsis. What is this?


    Question:

    I just received a report from the school nurse that my son failed his vision test because of bilateral stereopsis. What is this?

     


    Answer:

    Stereopsis is the ability of our eyes to see in 3 dimensions (3D). Failure of the stereopsis test may not mean anything serious, but could be a sign of amblyopia or lazy eye. Your son should see an ophthalmologist for a comprehensive eye examination.


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