Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial – Attention & Reading Trial (CITT-ART)

Please help us answer this important vision care question:

Research Question: Does office-based vision therapy for CI improve reading performance and attention?

WHO’S ELIGIBLE?

  • Ages 9 to 14 years
  • Grades 3-8
  • Symptomatic when reading
    or doing close work
  • Exophoria at near
  • Receded NPC
  • Decreased base-out
    vergence at near
  • No prior office-based VT for CI
  • No prior computerized VT for CI

BENEFITS PROVIDED AT NO COST

  • 16 weeks of office-based vision therapy
  • Educational testing with report to parent
  • Additional vision therapy if
    symptomatic after 16 weeks

OTHER BENEFITS

  • Compensation to parent and child for all visits

REFER POTENTIALLY ELIGIBLE CHILDREN TO:

Find the STUDY SITE nearest your practice

Common symptoms when reading or doing work up close include:

  • frequent loss of place
  • loss of concentration
  • double vision
  • blurred vision
  • headaches
  • reading slowly

  • eyestrain
  • tired eyes
  • sleepiness
  • trouble remembering what was read
  • the need to re-read the same line of words

boy holding head as if headache

Summary
Referral criteria and protocol for Doctors
Article Name
Referral criteria and protocol for Doctors
Description
This page describes the basic referral criteria, and an overview of benefits to participants in the convergence insufficiency treatment trial
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