December 8, 2015

Convergence Insufficiency

Convergence Insufficiency (CI) is a common binocular vision disorder in which the eyes do not work well together at near. Difficulty with convergence can cause frustrations with reading and near-centered tasks including computers and tablets due to poorly developed eye teaming skills. Convergence skills are learned during our early years, and Convergence Insufficiency is a common problem with the development of these skills. The research shows that office-based vision therapy is the most effective treatment of Convergence Insufficiency.

Common symptoms associated with Convergence Insufficiency may include one or all of the following symptoms:

  • Eyestrain (especially with or after reading)
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Short attention span
  • Frequent loss of place
  • Squinting, rubbing, closing or covering an eye
  • Sleepiness during the activity
  • Trouble remembering what was read
  • Words appear to move, jump, swim or float
  • Problems with motion sickness and/or vertigo