Eye problems related to issues associated with double vision are common vision complaints. One type of double vision is known as binocular double vision. This type of double vision is often associated with problems that involve the teamwork ability of the eyes to focus on objects clearly. An example of binocular double vision which is common in school aged children is convergence Insufficiency. What is convergence Insufficiency? Convergence insufficiency is defined as the inability of both eyes to turn inwardly so that the eyes can focus properly on nearby objects. In order for us to see near objects clearly both eyes should turn inward and converge together as a team so that we can focus on nearby objects clearly. In the case of convergence insufficiency one eye is turned inward while the other eye is turned outward. This causes coordination, (teamwork), problems with the eyes involving their lack of focusing ability to see near objects.
The result of this vision abnormality is that a person has a tendency to cover one eye while reading in order to avoid blurry vision or double vision. This is due to the fact that even in spite of the fact that both eyes appear open and healthy the brain ignores one eye in order to avoid double vision symptoms. As a parent concerned about your child’s vision health this vision condition is a cause for concern due to the fact that academic activities such as reading, computer work and studying all require the use of this particular visual skill. Therefore, if this problem is not corrected a child’s academic performance in school can decline. Eye exercises and certain effective forms of vision therapy can correct this problem. Therefore, here is some information regarding natural vision correction methods to solve this eye problem along with the symptoms associated with convergence insufficiency:
THE SYMPTOMS OF CONVERGENCE INSUFFICIENCY: According to the American Optometric Association children who suffer from ADHD tend to suffer from the vision problem of convergence insufficiency. However, it can also affect children from many different backgrounds. Some symptoms include challenges concentrating and focusing while reading. Additional symptoms include a decline in sports performance at school, headaches, eye strain, double vision and dizziness to name a few.
Due to the fact that a regular eye exam cannot diagnose this vision condition, it is recommended that if you are suffering from this vision problem you should consult a qualified and trained vision therapist. According to the National Eye institute 75% of patients who pursued office based patient directed vision therapy treatments saw a significant reduction in symptoms of double vision and near work eye vision problems.
The pursuit of an eye exercise program to improve your vision naturally is an effective treatment option for convergence insufficiency. This is due to the fact that eye exercises include a series of activities that improve the ability of both eyes to work together as a team. From this point of view, these exercises can improve double vision. These exercises also improve visual skills related to mental focus and concentration; abilities necessary for academic success.