How much do you know about convergence insufficiency? Take this self-assessment quiz and find out!

  1. A convergence insufficiency is
    1. a common binocular (two-eyed) vision disorder in which the eyes do not work at near easily.
    2. an eye teaming problem in which the eyes have a strong tendency to drift outward when reading or doing close work.
    3. a condition which requires the individual to exert extra effort to make the eyes converge in order to avoid double vision.
    4. all of the above
  1. The most common eye-related symptom of convergence insufficiency is
    1. eyestrain
    2. headaches
    3. blurred vision
    4. double vision
    5. all of the above
  1. The most common performance-related symptom of convergence insufficiency is
    1. loss of place
    2. loss of concentration
    3. having to reread
    4. reading slowly
    5. all of the above
  1. Research on convergence insufficiency has shown that
    1. children with convergence insufficiency AND Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder (ADHD) have more symptoms, especially performance-related symptoms.
    2. symptoms in all children decrease after treatment.
    3. parents reported fewer and less frequent adverse behaviors and a decrease in parental concern after successful treatment.
    4. all of the above
  1. The most effective treatment for convergence insufficiency is
    1. office-based vision therapy with home reinforcement.

Answers: for questions 1-4, the answer is all of the above. For question 5, there is only one choice. The research has shown that office-based vision therapy is THE most effective treatment.

If you think your child has a convergence insufficiency, get more information here. Your child may be eligible to receive vision therapy at no cost.