Convergence is a term used for two types of eye problems: convergence insufficiency and convergence excess. They are both more common in children than adults.
Convergence insufficiency (CI) is when your eyes keep drifting outward when you’re reading or doing a close-up activity.
This can cause you to see double, and you have to use a lot of effort to make your eyes turn back in. It happens when your eyes focus further away than the object you want to see.
Convergence excess means the eyes turn inwards more than necessary. It happens when your eye aims closer than the object you’re trying to see.
We test for convergence as part of our standard eye test, and we can correct it with glasses and visual exercises.
If you or your family are experiencing or are concerned about Convergence book an eye test today.