CONDITIONS

DISEASE & MANAGEMENT

Accommodative (Focusing) Dysfunctions

Cataracts

Contact Lens & Eyeware

Convergence Excess (BV Disorder)

Convergence Insufficiency (BV Disorder)

Cornea Cross-Linking

 

Developmental Disability

Diabetic Retinopathy

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Glaucoma

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Keratoconus Management

Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

Loss of Vision

Macular Degeneration

Myopia Management

Occupational Therapy

Ocularmotor Dysfunction

Ocular Prosthetics

Optic Neuritis

 

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Refractive Error

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Trauma

Vision Disorders

Vision Rehabilitation

 

ACCOMMODATIVE (FOCUSING) DYSFUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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.

SYMPTOMS

• 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

TREATMENT

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

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