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Effect of Convergence Insufficiency on Everyday Activities
Recent studies that have suggested a possible relationship between CI and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Borsting et al argued that the symptoms frequently reported in CI such as loss of concentration when reading or reading slowly are similar to behaviors associated with ADHD (inattentive type), such as, failure to complete assignments and trouble concentrating in class.   more...
How Common is Convergence Insufficiency
Results from research studies show that about 1 out of every 20 people (5%) have Convergence Insufficiency.    more...
How is Convergence Insufficiency Detected?
To reach a diagnosis of convergence insufficiency the eye doctor must evaluate eye alignment at distance and at near and the ability of the patient to converge as an object is slowly moved towards the eyes.    more...
How is Convergence Insufficiency Treated?
Most eye care professionals treat CI using a home-based therapy called “pencil push-ups.” With his eyes, the child follows a small letter on a pencil as the pencil is moved toward the bridge of his nose.    more...
The Eye Care Professionals
There are two primary providers in the eye care profession. The differences between the two professions are significant and are related to the respective educational and clinical training programs for each profession.   more...
Signs and Symptoms of Convergence Insufficiency
Difficulty converging while engaged in a reading task causes misalignment of the eyes results in double vision unless the individual exerts additional convergence effort to re-align the eyes.    more...
What is Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy is an individualized treatment program prescribed to eliminate or improve conditions such as lazy eye (amblyopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), focusing, eye teaming and eye movement vision disorders.   more...
Children and Convergence Insufficiency
Convergence insufficiency is present in 1 out of every 20 children suggesting that in a typical classroom 1-2 children may have this condition. Studies has demonstrated that children with this problem are likely to experience performance related symptoms.   more...
Convergence Insufficiency and Attention Disorders
The symptoms of convergence insufficiency can make it difficult for a child to concentrate on extended reading and may overlap with those of ADHD. The recent CITT study showed that 45% of the children with convergence insufficiency reported attention problems.    more...
What is Convergence Insufficiency?
Convergence insufficiency (CI) is a common eye muscle coordination problem. When reading or doing close work, a person’s eyes must turn in (converge) for the words to be clear and single.   more...
 
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