How do you fix convergence insufficiency?

How do you fix convergence insufficiency?

How do you fix convergence insufficiency?


  1. Pencil pushups. In this exercise, you focus on a small letter on the side of a pencil as you move it closer to the bridge of your nose, stopping as soon as you see double.
  2. Computer vision therapy. Eye-focusing exercises are done on a computer using software designed to improve convergence.
  3. Reading glasses.

Does convergence insufficiency go away?

Symptoms may only happen when you are tired or have a lot of close visual work. Eye care providers can diagnose CI with a health history and eye exam. Most of the time, it will go away if you regularly do special eye exercises.

Are you born with convergence insufficiency?

It’s a common condition known as convergence insufficiency. Although convergence insufficiency often affects eyeglass and contact lens wearers, some people are born with the condition. Others may have 20/20 vision and still experience it. In fact, studies show that up to 13 percent of the population has it.

What does it look like to have convergence insufficiency?

If you have convergence insufficiency, your eyes don’t move together when you look at something nearby. Instead, one or both eyes drift outward. You might experience eyestrain, reading difficulties, or vision problems like double or blurred vision. This condition can’t be diagnosed with a normal eye chart.

Is convergence insufficiency a disability?

Convergence insufficiency does not cause learning disabilities, but it makes using your eyes difficult and tiring. Convergence insufficiency typically isn’t detected in routine eye exams or school-based vision screenings.

How can you help students with convergence insufficiency?

Active treatment: A multi-site randomized clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute has proven that the best treatment for convergence insufficiency is supervised vision therapy in a clinical office with home reinforcement (15 minutes of prescribed vision exercises done in the home five days per week).

How does convergence insufficiency affect reading?

Convergence insufficiency affects how someone sees: Text (on paper, tablet, computer or phone) can blur or come in and out of focus. This blurred vision is often intermittent, coming and going with little consistency. Words can appear to move, float, jump or swim on the page while reading.

Can glasses fix convergence insufficiency?

One method of therapy to resolve convergence insufficiency is the use of base-out prism glasses which force the system to work harder to converge. They are used only during short periods of time while performing therapy as they are very tiring to the eyes.