October 20, 2008
The National Institute of Health Reports
According to a new study, children with a common eye-muscle disorder responded better to treatments that included weekly office visits to a trained therapist than to strictly home-based regimens, which are more often prescribed.
Children with convergence insufficiency have trouble viewing up-close objects because their eyes are not well-coordinated at close range. Their eye muscles have to work extra hard to turn inward, or converge, to focus on nearby objects. The strain can lead to headaches, blurry or double vision, loss of concentration
and difficulties with reading and comprehension.