VISUALLY INDUCED DIZZINESS
Visually induced dizziness usually develops as a result of a problem with the vestibular system such as a head injury, BPPV, Meniere’s disease, vestibular migraine, PPPD etc. It is defined as chronic dizziness or unsteadiness that is caused or made worse by large areas of complex patterns or movement, such as supermarket shelves, moving traffic or movies on a big screen. Not only do you need to address the primary vestibular disorder but you need to address the visually induced dizziness in order to make significant changes to a person’s sense of balance, stability and quality of life.
Visually induced dizziness is often triggered by:
- Busy environments e.g. supermarkets, shopping centres
- Seeing movement over a large area e.g. watching a movie, video games, scrolling on a phone/tablet/computer
- Looking at busy patterns
Symptoms can include:
- Light headedness