Convergence insufficiency means that the eyes interfere with each other when looking at objects up close. Instead of coming together to focus, they stop and begin to reset outwardly. This causes symptoms such as double vision and headaches when looking at objects up close. 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 the convergence insufficiency, treatments range from prism lenses to office-based vision therapy. Surgery is rarely ever a necessity. During your scheduled appointment, the 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.