DISEASE & MANAGEMENT
Accommodative (Focusing) Dysfunctions
Contact Lens & Eyeware
Convergence Excess (BV Disorder)
Convergence Insufficiency (BV Disorder)
Eyelid Bump / Swelling
Eye Pain or Eyelid Pain
Flashes or Floaters in Vision
Glasses & Eyeware
Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Loss of Vision
Retinal Tear & Detachment
Strabismus & Amblyopia
Traumatic Brain Injury
ACCOMMODATIVE (FOCUSING) DYSFUNCTIONS
Accommodative dysfunction is a group of conditions that affect the focusing ability of the eyes. A patient may be able to read the 20/20 letters but he/she may have trouble maintaining clear focus for sustained periods of time, or shifting their focusing system efficiently from distance to near or vice versa.
The ability to focus decreases gradually as we age, most notably after the age of 40. This normal condition is termed presbyopia. However, accommodative dysfunction can occur in younger patients. Most commonly, accommodative dysfunction occurs while performing near vision tasks for prolonged periods of time (e.g., reading, studying, computer work, sewing, etc). Sustaining focus can fatigue the accommodative system.
• blurred vision that occurs with prolonged near tasks and/or while switching focus from near to far objects (and vice versa)
• headaches with use of the eyes
• eye strain
• loss of concentration or fatigue while performing a near task
A comprehensive eye examination (with dilating drops) and/or a visual efficiency exam (VEE) is performed by an eye care professional to evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of accommodative dysfunction and rule out eye disease.
Early detection and treatment is especially important in children because this condition may have a negative effect on future school and work performance.
SERVICE AREAS PROVIDING TREATMENT
Pediatrics, Binocular Vision, and Vision Therapy Service