Dr. Mark J. Gordon, OD is an optometrist specializing in vision therapy. Our practice in Kenmore, NY, helps patients with vision problems, including those related to muscle issues in the eyes. We’re here to be your eye doctor when your glasses or contacts aren’t quite solving all your vision problems. We have several vision therapy options available, and we’ll work with you to make sure that you can take advantage of them.
What Is Convergence Insufficiency?
Convergence insufficiency is a condition when the eyes can’t properly converge on an object that you wish to look at. Because children can suffer from convergence insufficiency, children in classrooms across America might have this condition. It’s effectively treated with in-office vision therapy that we can perform at our office.
What Are Potential Symptoms of Convergence Insufficiency?
If your child has convergence insufficiency, they might end up with sore or tired eyes, blurry vision, headaches, or trouble concentrating. In some cases, convergence insufficiency might be mistaken for other eye conditions. In extreme cases, its symptoms might be mistaken for autism or ADHD. If a child is suddenly experiencing difficulties of concentration in later childhood, vision may be one of the first places to look, especially as our world now relies even more heavily than ever on vision.
If you or your child habitually squint, rub eyes, or close one eye to read text or do things close-in, convergence insufficiency may be the culprit. Talk to our eye doctor today about handling convergence insufficiency. Convergence insufficiency in adults might be acquired as a symptom of a concussion or other traumatic brain injury. If you suddenly develop headaches, have trouble concentrating, have blurry vision, or more after a traumatic event that caused a concussion, like a car accident, see our optometrist to see if you might have convergence insufficiency. This all after you have gotten the concussion treated, of course.
Convergence insufficiency can be treated effectively. It’s normally treated with a type of vision therapy called convergence exercises. Therapy might include focus-length exercises, using objects set at different distances to train your eyes to converge correctly. It may take some time to improve you or your child’s vision so be sure to stay consistent with the treatment. Speak with our optometrist for more information.
Visit Us for More Information
Dr. Mark J. Gordon, OD in Kenmore, NY, is here to help you solve your convergence insufficiency problems. Contact us for an appointment to address your vision. You need good vision to do many of your duties in life, and we can help you get there. Call us at (716) 871-0074 for more information.