Tests and diagnosisBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Convergence insufficiency may not be detected during a routine eye exam. To diagnose the condition, your eye doctor may do the following:
June 20, 2014
- Take a medical history. This may include questions about problems you have with focusing, blurred or double vision, headaches, and other signs and symptoms.
- Test your eyes' ability to focus. This is done with simple tests, such as asking you to focus on a small object while it's slowly moved toward you or to read an eye chart through a prism lens.
- Perform a routine eye exam. If you have any other vision problems, such as nearsightedness, your eye doctor may conduct tests to assess the degree of the problem.
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