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Convergence Insufficiency - learning problems?

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  • Posted By: rgvrules
  • May 23, 2008
  • 11:48 PM

I am now 21 years old and just finding out or im figuring i have Convergence Insufficiency. I seem to have many of the symptoms:

* eyestrain (especially with or after reading)
* headaches
* inability to concentrate
* short attention span
* frequent loss of place
* squinting, rubbing, closing or covering an eye
* blurred vision
* sleepiness (especially while reading)
* trouble remembering what was read
* words move, jump, swim or appear to float on the page
* problems with motion sickness and/or vertigo -"This i dont have, but i do feel off balance ALOT"-
* double vision

Now here's where I have some questions, I didnt start developing things such as double vision,short attention span, etc till around my Sophmore year of H.S.. It was about an year later ( 11th grade ) that i started noticing some problems get very bad that involved the use of my brain ( like learning ), for example; 1.remembering things, its as if it would go in one ear and out the other, 2.When reading I could almost immediately after im done reading, forgot more than half the things i just read even after rereading i sometimes wouldnt understand what was just read clearly so i tend to reread to understand what it was i just read..=P,3. I started having problems talking clearly, i would forget sentences, words, phrases that i knew i should of known-see in my mind sentences can be like this 'H my name is eddie i have co-ve-se- if-ncy' which would be Hi I have convergence insfficiency' so i have trouble pronouncing many words or remember their pronouciation. All of this started affecting my ability to learn, talk and everything, i couldnt read anymore either, id get very tired or blank out. Then i read this

Suppression of vision in one eye causes loss of binocular (two-eyed) vision and depth perception. Poor binocular vision can have a negative impact on many areas of life, such as coordination, sports, judgment of distances, eye contact, motion sickness, etc. Consequently, a person with convergence insufficiency who is suppressing one eye can show some of the following symptoms:

* trouble catching balls and other objects thrown through the air
* avoidance of tasks that require depth perception (games involving smaller balls, handicrafts, hand eye coordination, etc.)
* frequent mishaps due to misjudgment of distances (particularly within twenty feet), such as:
... etc etc

So i was wondering if its possible that Convergence Insufficiency maybe the cause of all this...ive read somethings but not an answer because most things i read similar to mine are for KIDS young kids, Before sophmore year my grades, my language skills were great, i had no problems, at junior i got so behind i had to go to special classes and flunked a grade and almost two grades. So is it possible that at my age that Convergence Insufficiency would have that of an effect on me?

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  • I have all these same problems as well as back neck adn head pain constantly due to strain. All of my problems began when I was about 24 and went back to college. Never had a problem in my life before with this. The only answer I have gotten for my problems is the convergence problem. I am supposed to begin doing vision therapy for this. It is very frustrating to not be able to find anything pertaining to adults. It makes me really wonder what made this suddenly happen when everything you read says its something kids have and grow out of usually. So if I didnt have it before, why now??? Hopefull therapy will help. Maybe you should consider it too. It is amazing the pain and diffuculties I have suffered from this ailment and people dont underdstand it really.
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