What is it?

Disorders of accommodation are problems focusing on an objective, especially a close one. It could be difficult to maintain an efficient focus at near, or difficulty to switch focuses between near and far. Accommodative spasm means that the eye muscle that is involved in focusing the eye does not fully relax which causes blurry vision from far and near. These problems affect the person’s ability to read and perform tasks from close distances. It could be congenital or as a result of head trauma.

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Signs & symptoms

Accommodative symptoms may include blurred vision, difficulty reading,difficulty switching from far to near, dizziness, double vision, nausea, fatigue, headaches, impaired depth vision and eyestrain.


Disorders of accommodation are diagnosed in an eye exam which includes usage of various instruments. At the end of the diagnosal, a lens prescription must be given.


Treatment may include corrective lenses, either eyeglasses or contact lenses, and optometric vision therapy.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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