Moorestown Eye Associates is currently recruiting patients to participate in the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial - Attention and Reading Study (CITT-ART). This study will measure the effectiveness of vision therapy for improving reading and attention after the treatment of convergence insufficiency in children 9 to 13 years of age. Participants can be evaluated in Moorestown or Marlton but will need to travel to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia for vision therapy if they are eligible for the study. Study participants will be compensated for their time and all therapy and materials will be provided at no charge. Symptoms of convergence insufficiency occur during reading and close work and include:
- Eyestrain and headaches
- Words blur or seem to move on the page
- Double vision
- Difficulty concentrating, frequent loss of place
- Squinting or closing one eye
- Reading comprehension gets worse the longer the child reads
If you're a patient of our office and your child has been diagnosed with convergence insufficiency, ADD, ADHD, or displays the symptoms above, please email Dr. Kimberly Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if this study is right for you.