A near vision problem interferes with the ability to read or work at a close distance. Convergence insufficiency means that the eyes do not come together closely enough when looking at a near object, causing symptoms such as double vision and headaches. Unfortunately, a person can pass the 20/20 eye chart test and still have convergence insufficiency which is why it is important to recognize the symptoms.
Depending on the severity of your child’s convergence insufficiency, treatments can range from prism lenses to office-based vision therapy. Surgery is rarely ever a necessity. During your scheduled appointment, our highly trained doctor will discuss treatment options based on your unique and individual needs.
For more information on convergence insufficiency, please contact our office at (615)-791-5766.