An Evaluation of Clinical Treatment of Convergence Insufficiency For Children With Reading Difficulties

Wolfgang A Dusek; Barbara K Pierscionek; Julie F McClelland


BMC Ophthalmol. 2011;11(21) 

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The importance of diagnosing and treating a problem like CI that has the potential to lead to significant problems that could severely undermine scholastic achievement should not be underestimated. Further investigations into the contribution of CI in reading, writing and learning difficulties are needed to define the extent of the problem and to consolidate and harmonise treatment practices. The present study demonstrates that prismatic correction offers an effective treatment option for children with CI and reading difficulties that arise from causes not linked to intellectual ability.