Wow Vision Therapy is a specialty practice dedicated to world-class developmental vision and rehabilitation. To end the senseless struggle associated with vision related learning difficulties post-concussion vision syndrome double vision visual processing problems and issues associated with binocular dysfunctions. Binocular vision is the ability to use our two eyes together as a coordinated team. This complex visual skill usually functions seamlessly however, in about 1 in 12 individuals that skill is poorly developed. The medical diagnosis is convergence insufficiency or CI Convergence insufficiency is a vision problem that can have a serious negative affect on a child or adults ability to read or concentrate on near-centered visual activities. As a result, this condition can lead to overlapping images can lead to loss of attention and concentration often times associated with what would be behaviors like ADD. Individuals with CI, convergence insufficiency, will oftentimes have difficulties deficiencies, or troubles doing reading tasks for any length of time. There are many tests we use to evaluate a patient for Convergence Insufficiency (CI). in the examination room often times some of these are complex. However, there is one test called the near-point convergence test that is simple and quick and highly sensitive for Convergence Insufficiency (CI) Thats what im going to be teaching you today. To administer the near-point of convergence test it quick simply requires an object, like a pen, pencil or a bead on a stick. or in our office we use the red-green pen light technique basically what the examiner is doing is asking individual to look at the object as it is held in front of the bridge of their nose The examiner brings it closer to the patient asking them to look at the object and report when they see two images in the doctor’s office, we will use the same technique used in the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial research project, where the red-green glasses are applied and the patient is instructed to look at a light source that is moved closer to the bridge of their nose and report when they see the lights become separate. Two separate lights. In the NIH landmark, multi-centered, double blind research project called the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial Researchers found that a near point of convergence greater than 3 inches is classified as convergence insufficiency. A child with convergence insufficiency often times has to struggle with near centered visual tasks That extra effort can turn into side effects emotional consequences, often times leading to stress frustration and internalize into self doubt. At Wow Vision Therapy we used evidence based advanced treatment for convergence insufficiency developing binocular vision based on principles of neuroscience. When a patient has completed their treatment at Wow Vision Therapy they are able to experience the benefits of binocular vision they begin to blossom. They are able to read for longer periods of time, enjoy what they read and have greater comprehension. As a result, the process of reading becomes fun if you’re concerned that you or a loved one may have Convergence Insufficiency I encourage you to contact us at Wow Vision Therapy in Saint Joseph, MI or Wow Vision Therapy in Grand Rapids, MI. …because life takes vision.