What Is Convergence Insufficiency?
Convergence insufficiency or convergence disorder is a sensory and neuromuscular anomaly of the binocular vision system.
It is characterized by a reduced ability of the eyes to turn towards each other, or sustain convergence.
Causes Of Convergence Insufficiency:
The exact cause of convergence insufficiency is unknown.
However, it is known to result from misalignment of the eyes when focusing on nearby objects.
Symptoms Of Convergence Insufficiency:
Some common symptoms include:
- Double vision
- Eye strain
- Transient blurred vision
- Abnormal fatigue
- abnormal postural adaptation
- difficulty sustaining near-visual function
- Difficulty concentrating
- Squinting or closing one eye
Diagnosis Of Convergence Insufficiency:
In order to diagnose convergence insufficiency, the eye doctor may do the following:
- Take a medical history.
- Test your eyes’ ability to focus.
- Asking one to focus on a small object while it’s slowly moved toward them
- Asking one to read an eye chart through a prism lens.
- Perform a routine eye exam
Treatment Of Convergence Insufficiency:
The following treatment options are available:
- Pencil pushups
- Office or home-based vision therapy
- Combined therapy
- Reading glasses
- Continued observation
By : Natural Health News