In our Gold Coast Vision Therapy practice, the majority of our vision therapy is for what are called “Visual Dysfunctions”. These are vision problems affecting both children and adults that involve difficulties with focussing, eye-teaming and eye-aiming. The symptoms however, are not as obvious as vision problems affecting sight, and are not always simply corrected with glasses. A new study highlights that not all symptoms of vision problems appear as those directly “eye-related”.
This latest review of convergence insufficiency is an comprehensive review on this common vision problem, its impact and management. What I like about this article is that one of the authors, Dr Cooper is an excellent clinician, as well as a researcher. This provides valuable clinical pearls and insights into the interpretation of the research surrounding this common but under-diagnosed vision problem.
Car sickness/motion sickness is relatively common in children and women1. Most of the advice that you find on the internet relate to self-help or medication to decrease symptoms. However, an overlooked cause of these symptoms could be undiagnosed vision problems, known as vergence disorders.
Vision Problems Can Interfere with Learning, But Can Go Undetected.
It would be fair to say that if you asked people what they thought the signs of a vision problem were, they’d most likely answer something similar to;
We are delighted to welcome Alice Forsyth to join our Optometry Team. Alice has a wealth of experience in examining and treating patients with vision difficulties.