The National Eye Institute (NEI) has funded a 5 year $8 million study called the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial–Attention and Reading Study (CITT-ART)!! This clinical trial is designed to study the effectiveness of vision therapy (VT) for improving reading and attention after treatment of convergence insufficiency (CI) in children for 9 to <14 years of age.
The clinical portion of this project is expected to last 2 years. At the conclusion of this 2 year period, the research team expects to provide quality data and new information about the effectiveness of VT for improving reading and attention.
There are 8 clinical sites across the country. Researchers are hoping to enroll over 300 patients into the study.
Parents, do you think your child might have a learning related vision problem such as convergence insufficiency? There’s no time like the present to schedule a comprehensive vision examination. Find a developmental optometrist here. Print this blog post and bring it with you!
Doctors, please refer patients that you think may qualify — anyone with symptomatic CI between the ages of 9 and <14 years. Here’s more information on who to contact.