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Convergence Insufficiency

School girl glumHere at Brain Vision Institute, we specialize in helping patients who suffer from convergence insufficiency.

Convergence Insufficiency occurs when your eyes do not work together when trying to focus on an object directly in front of them. This commonly happens when you are trying to read or look at something right in front of you or when your eyes turn inward.

Convergence Insufficiency can create difficulty for those who are trying to read. Many children are diagnosed with learning disabilities when really they just have an eye disorder. That is why it is important to see your eye doctor regularly at every age.

Some of the symptoms are eyestrain, headaches, double vision, difficulty concentrating, and squinting. If you find yourself doing any of these, make sure that you contact your eye doctor.

Our qualified and friendly staff do a few different tasks in order to see if you have convergence insufficiency. First, they will have you answer some questions regarding your medical history and describe the symptoms you are experiencing. Then, they will test your eyes and give you a routine eye examination. These are all needed to determine if you do have convergence insufficiency. It can also help to decide what the next step should be.

There are many different treatment methods that we can try. Mild forms of convergence insufficiency can be fixed with contacts or eyeglasses. However, most patients benefit from vision therapy.

If you have any questions about the services we provide for those with convergence insufficiency, contact us today at (630) 429-7553.