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As mentioned in a previous post, 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.

Meet the study’s prinicipal investigator, Dr. Mitchell Scheiman here and learn more about the study.  Dr. Scheiman is one of the hardest working doctors I know.  And now it’s time for EVERYBODY to help Dr. Scheiman and his team recruit patients for this study.

Here’s more information on who to contact.  There are 8 clinical sites across the country.  Researchers are hoping to enroll over 300 patients into the study.

Help us get the word out.  We’re sponsoring a hashtag party.  Please share this blog post.  Use the hashtag #cittart whenever you post. 

This week, it’s all about convergence insufficiency and CITT-ART.  Here are some ideas:

Parents, is your child already receiving vision therapy for convergence insufficiency?  Join Vision Therapy Parents Unite on Facebook and tell us about it!

Vision therapists, do you have a great VT technique for patients with convergence insufficiency? Tell us about it on the COVD Group Facebook page.

Doctors, did you refer a patient for possible enrollment as a research subject in CITT-ART?  Tell us about it in the comments so we can all say thank you (but please, no identifiable patient info).

Check back here for more information and links, and join the party.

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