We Offer Assessment and Treatment for Binocular Vision Disorders
Our staff at Warm Springs Optometric Group provides the highest quality of proven eye technology and techniques to improve vision. We serve Fremont and the surrounding areas with quality optometry care that includes vision therapy to improve your convergence insufficiency and other conditions. Convergence insufficiency is a type of binocular vision disorder that can greatly damage your ability to read and learn.
What Are Some Signs of Convergence Insufficiency?
Convergence insufficiency revels itself often as school-age children start to learn to read and have difficulties. However, adults can have this problem diagnosed later in life as well. The condition happens when your eyes cannot work together when they try to focus on nearby objects. Symptoms include:
- Double Vision
- Difficulty reading
- Rubbing eyes
- Closing one eye to focus
- ADD in children
Sometimes no clear symptoms will emerge and it will simply be diagnosed at an eye exam when the patient shows difficulties in the tests. The treatments are surprisingly simple and non-invasive.
Vision therapy is the first line of treatment for this condition and can be started right here in the office on the first day that the condition is diagnosed. We offer vision therapy as well as a variety of other proven optometry methods to help you improve your sight and have the best eye health possible.
Assessing Your Eyes
Assessing your eyes for binocular vision disorders is a bit different from standard eye exams. For traditional eye examinations, one eye’s visual acuity and tracking are tested. Binocular vision examinations test a variety of visual skills that are only possible with two eyes. These include:
- Eye focusing skills
- Depth perception
- Fusion – Use of both eyes in unison
- Ocular motility
- Resting position
- Eye teaming
- General visual acuity
Having working binocular vision is essential for learning and navigating the world. This is particularly crucial for children as it can dramatically impair their learning capability.
Contact Us to Discuss Your Treatment Options for Convergence Insufficiency.
Call us to schedule an appointment with our optometrist at Warm Spring Optometric Group and find out how we can help with convergence insufficiency and any other eye issues you may be having. We offer the top in optometry care and comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages. Call today at (510) 490-0287!