What Is Convergence Insufficency ?
Convergence is the ability to direct both eyes to a near object. Good
convergence is required to maintain comfortable vision for near tasks.
Convergence insufficiency is the inability to maintain maintain binocular function (keeping
the two eyes working together) while working at a near distance. Typically, one
eye will turn outward when focusing on an object at near.
What are the symptoms Of Convergence Insufficency ?
It can cause symptoms such as :
Sleepiness when reading
Needing to reread things several times
Trouble concentrating on what he or she is reading
Losing his or her place in the text when reading
Squinting while reading
What are the precipitating factors for CI ?
General debility, psychological instability, over work and worry may be the
What is the cause of Convergence Insufficiency ?
Caused by an imbalance of convergent eye movements that is either an inborn
deficiency or an acquired.
When Convergence Insufficiency most common?
Convergence Insufficiency can present at almost any age, it is most common in the young adult
population. More common in children with increased school work, prolonged
periods of reading, desk workers and precision worker
What are the treatment options available?
Treatment includes proper refraction, orthoptic treatment, prism therapy and
A. Pencil push up exercises
B. Convergence card exercises
C. Office based exercises using Synoptophore
Synergy Eye Care is well equipped and its doctors are well experienced in treating this disease using required procedures and /or surgeries with good results.
Disclaimer: Information published here is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace medical advice. If you suspect that you have a health problem, please consult your doctor immediately