Eye Muscle Imbalance

          Eye muscle imbalance is like the misalignment of automobile tires. When the front tires are out of alignment, the car will veer off the road unless the driver holds the steering wheel steady.

When the eyes are misaligned, the eye muscles pull the eyeballs in position to prevent seeing double. 

Eventually both the arms holding the steering wheel and the eye muscles pulling the eyeballs become tired and strained from compensating for their respective errors. 

Constant straining of the eye muscles during sustained vision tasks can lead to ocular tendonitis.



Eye muscle imbalances usually vary in different directions of gaze. Some people have eye muscle imbalances that make it difficult to look up while others may not like looking down. Some prefer viewing to the right and other to the left.