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Convergence Insufficiency


An Overview of Convergence Insufficiency from Eyes for Wellness

Many people take their eyes for granted; however, they perform several essential functions. This is why it is important to make sure that any issues with your eyesight are addressed as quickly as possible. Some of the most common conditions that impact someone’s ability to see include myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. On the other hand, there is another condition that is commonly overlooked called convergence insufficiency. There are a few important points that everyone should know. At Eyes For Wellness, we are here to make sure that everyone in Indianapolis, IN has access to a trained optometrist who can help with this condition.

What Is Convergence Insufficiency?

The two eyes need to work together to be able to produce comprehensive images that people can use. When someone looks at close objects, their eyes need to converge and come together to generate a clear image. When the eyes do not work together, this is called convergence insufficiency.

In convergence insufficiency, one eye turns outward while the other eye turns inward. In essence, either both eyes look left or both eyes look right. This means that people will end up with a distorted visual field. When someone has convergence insufficiency, this can be frustrating.

The Symptoms 

When someone suffers from convergence insufficiency, the symptoms are going to vary. People have varying degrees of this condition and this will impact the extent to which symptoms develop. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Having to rub, squint, or close on eye  
  • Constant headaches, particularly at the end of the day
  • The feeling of tired eyes
  • Trouble reading (losing one’s place, forgetting what was read, not reading every word)
  • Issues with blurry or double vision

These symptoms can be severe. Fortunately, for those who have convergence insufficiency, there are treatment options available.

The Treatment Options

If someone has convergence insufficiency, there are a few symptoms available. Usually, these treatments involve various types of therapy. Eye doctors can instruct patients on how to do pencil pushups, which is a visual exercise that focuses on a pencil, to train the eyes. Some treatment options can even take place on the computer. Finally, those who suffer from convergence insufficiency might also benefit from reading glasses. The treatment of convergence insufficiency is going to be handled on a case by case basis.

Contact Eyes For Wellness Today to Make an Appointment

At Eyes For Wellness, we are here to ensure that everyone in Indianapolis, IN has access to an optometrist who can help them take care of their eyes. We would be happy to help you as well. Call (317) 818-0541 today to make an appointment with a member of our team. We would be honored to help you!

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