Researcher have now been able to confirm an association that optometrists have been aware of for many years. This is the link between the visual efficiency profile of convergence insufficiency and ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder). If fact it has been suggested that patients diagnosed with ADHD are up to three times more likely to suffer from convergence insufficiency. It is recommended anybody with this diagnosis be assessed for this common and treatable eye problem.
Convergence insufficiency is a problem with eye teaming where both eyes struggle to accurately point at a near target. It is very common for patients with this problem tend to experience symptoms of eye strain, headaches and tiredness after prolonged use of a computer, smart phone, ipad or with reading.
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