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Convergence insufficiency

3D movie viewing is uncomfortable for 3-9 million Americans

The Wall Street Journal reports that Hollywood studios and TV manufacturers are banking on 3-D to be the next big thing in entertainment. But for people with certain eye problems, the idea of a 3-D movie isn’t much fun at all. Associated Press. People wear 3-D glasses to watch “Avatar” at the Seoul Digital Forum […]

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Convergence insufficiency may affect 5-12 percent of American children

Image via Wikipedia According to the American Optometric Association, 60 percent of students identified as “problem learners” may actually have undetected vision problems. One of those problems could be something called convergence insufficiency. “They said, ‘Oh he does have this convergence insufficiency in his eyes,’ and I thought, ‘Oh that’s a big name for something, […]

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Why Can’t My Child Read?

by Susan R. Barry, Ph.D. As another school year is brought to a close, we need to ask again why so many children struggle in their classes. Sometimes the answer is right in the front of our face. When I was in second grade, I did miserably on a standardized achievement test. The school principal […]

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Not Autistic or Hyperactive, She was just seeing double at times

New York Times recently wrote an article about a child who was misdiagnosed with Autism/ADHD, when in fact she had a Convergence Insufficiency. This disorder is one of the easiest binocular disorders to treat with Vision Therapy. As an infant, Raea Gragg was withdrawn and could not make eye contact. By preschool she needed to […]

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