Focusing Disorders | Eye care services College Station TX
Precision Eye Care

Focusing Disorders

You can have a focusing disorder and still be able to read the 20/20 lines at distance and near.  Focusing refers to how quickly and effortlessly you can switch your focus between distance and near and how comfortably you can perform visually intensive near tasks, like reading, over extended periods of time.  If you eyes become tired or strained after prolonged near work, you may have a focusing disorder.

shutterstock_1074553682

Focusing Disorders

Great Comfort and Vision at ALL Distances

Efficient academic and athletic performance depends on the ability to focus the eyes rapidly and automatically, regardless of the working distance. The process of focusing the lens within the eye is known as accommodation.  Activities such as reading and writing require the ability to sustain and maintain prolonged accommodation at near.  Copying from one place to another requires a change in accommodative function that is rapid and efficient.  Visual focus is also intimately related to the ability to sustain visual attention. 

The main accommodative dysfunctions are: accommodative insufficiency, accommodative spasm, accommodative infacility, and vergence interference with the accommodative system.

  • Accommodative insufficiency is a condition where the patient has difficulty engaging their focusing system which causes either blur or discomfort when viewing near objects through their distance prescription. 
  • Accommodative spasm occurs when the focusing system inappropriately overfocuses in front of a target and does not allow the focusing system to relax. It commonly is associated with convergence insufficiency.
  • Accommodative infacility occurs when the accommodative (focusing) system is slow in making a change. They cannot easily switch from a focused to relaxed posture. A person with accommodative infacility will experience a lag in focus when they try to shift their focus from distance to near and vice versa.
  • Vergence Interference with Accommodative System is where people can focus with each eye individually, but not with their two eyes simultaneously because of interference from the vergence system. These people give up clarity in order to align their eyes properly. This means that, as reading fatigues their eyes, the text will begin to blur.

Blur at near
Discomfort, eyestrain, or fatigue at near
Headaches
A lag in focus when switching gaze from distance to near objects or vice versa
Slow reading
Avoiding near tasks
Poor reading comprehension
Improved comfort at near when taking off distance glasses

Treatment depends on the patient’s goal.

  • Symptoms can be reduced with optical correction, but this will not address the underlying cause of the condition. Optical correction options include an anti-fatigue (pre-bifocal) lens in mild cases, a lined or no-line bifocal in moderate to severe cases, or separate pairs of glasses for distance and near.
  • These conditions can be cured with vision therapy.  Vision therapy causes the brain to develop new connections and improves its ability to coordinate the eyes and control their ability to engage and relax focus at will. Vision therapy can be used in both mild and severe cases.

Hours & Location

Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
  • Vanita Moore Avatar
    Vanita Moore
    9/02/2020 - Google

    Always a good experience...personal touch by asking about your family member even its been a while since they've seen me.

    d higginson Avatar
    d higginson
    9/01/2020 - Google

    I had a great experience with Precision Eye Care! Dr. Januskey is always incredibly thorough and my last visit was no exception. She always takes the time to diagnose every possible issue and explains things in detail. The staff is... read more

    Brian Hagen Avatar
    Brian Hagen
    8/28/2020 - Google

    Dr. J is an awesome eye doctor. She has been my eye doctor for several years. She takes excellent care of you during the visit and takes extra time if needed. Each time my contact prescription changes she... read more

  • Kara Chunda Avatar
    Kara Chunda
    8/25/2020 - Google

    Dr Tran, Morgan and Christina at Precision Eye Care are second to none. I had an awesome experience today and I would highly recommend them for your eye care needs. Morgan was very personable and nice to talk to while... read more

    Patricia Matush Avatar
    Patricia Matush
    8/25/2020 - Google

    Precision Eye Care staff have always been professional and friendly. I love that they take the time to work with you and are never in a rush to see the next client. The level of personal care is fantastic and... read more

    Sara Moose Avatar
    Sara Moose
    8/24/2020 - Google

    Pretty excited Dr Tran found out what was wrong with my eyes. Two other doctors never found much wrong so it’s nice to be able to find glasses that will work for me. The staff is pretty cool too.

  • injo784512 Avatar
    injo784512
    8/08/2020 - Google

    Pleasant professional service

    Sulem Rowell Avatar
    Sulem Rowell
    8/08/2020 - Google

    Dr. Tran was very helpful. The precision Eye Care team was friendly and hadgreat protocol handling Covid19 and patients. The office was neatly arranged and felt safe. Seems is a good fit fir everyone who needs glasses. Excellent service overall!

    Melissa Jones Avatar
    Melissa Jones
    8/08/2020 - Google

    Very pleasant staff and my prescription is perfect.

  • Sulem Rowell Avatar
    Sulem Rowell
    8/06/2020 - Google

    Dr. Tran was very helpful. The precision Eye Care team was friendly and had
    great protocol handling Covid19 and patients. The office was neatly arranged and felt safe.
    Seems is a good fit fir everyone who needs glasses. Excellent service overall!

    Bronius Motekaitis Avatar
    Bronius Motekaitis
    8/01/2020 - Google

    Thank you Dr. Januskey for your warmth and nerdy indulgence in all my questions on my check-ups. I feel confident my eyes are in good care in your hands.

    Amy York Avatar
    Amy York
    8/01/2020 - Google

    Our entire family loves Precision Eye Care. The staff is friendly and helpful. Our eye exams are always very thorough. My daughter has done vision therapy to improve her sight. Dr Januskey does an outstanding job... read more

  • Amy York Avatar
    Amy York
    7/31/2020 - Google

    Our entire family loves Precision Eye Care. The staff is friendly and helpful. Our eye exams are always very thorough. My daughter has done vision therapy to improve her sight.
    Dr Januskey does an outstanding job...
    read more

    Bronius Motekaitis Avatar
    Bronius Motekaitis
    7/29/2020 - Google

    Thank you Dr. Januskey for your warmth and nerdy indulgence in all my questions on my check-ups. I feel confident my eyes are in good care in your hands.

    Marie Portales Rodriguez Avatar
    Marie Portales Rodriguez
    7/21/2020 - Google

    Dr. J and Dr. Tran are by far, the most skilled and most professional opticians around. I used to travel to Houston, but trust my family’s care to Precision!

  • Marie Portales Rodriguez Avatar
    Marie Portales Rodriguez
    7/20/2020 - Google

    Dr. J and Dr. Tran are by far, the most skilled and most professional opticians around. I used to travel to Houston, but trust my family’s care to Precision!

    Javier Esparza Avatar
    Javier Esparza
    7/18/2020 - Google

    The staff was very friendly on the phone and in the office. It really brings me peace of mind that they’re checking temperatures prior to allowing entrance, providing a safe environment for all! Dr.Tran was very helpful in answering any... read more

    Javier Esparza Avatar
    Javier Esparza
    7/16/2020 - Google

    The staff was very friendly on the phone and in the office. It really brings me peace of mind that they’re checking temperatures prior to allowing entrance, providing a safe environment for all! Dr.Tran was very helpful in answering any... read more

  • Chanty S Avatar
    Chanty S
    7/11/2020 - Google

    All I can say is I wish I had found Dr.Tran and his team years ago!!! Today was by far the best experience I’ve ever had in getting glasses. I really appreciated Dr.Tran treating me like a person, and not... read more

    Tyler Frohlich Avatar
    Tyler Frohlich
    7/11/2020 - Google

    I recently visited Precision Eye Care for the first time. I worked with Dr. Tran and Dr. Januskey. Both were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I hadn't gotten an eye exam in over 4 years, so they were happy to answer... read more

    Tyler Frohlich Avatar
    Tyler Frohlich
    7/10/2020 - Google

    I recently visited Precision Eye Care for the first time. I worked with Dr. Tran and Dr. Januskey. Both were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I hadn't gotten an eye exam in over 4 years, so they were happy to answer... read more

  • Chanty S Avatar
    Chanty S
    7/09/2020 - Google

    All I can say is I wish I had found Dr.Tran and his team years ago!!! Today was by far the best experience I’ve ever had in getting glasses. I really appreciated Dr.Tran treating me like a person, and not... read more

    Thomas Malinski Avatar
    Thomas Malinski
    6/19/2020 - Google

    Dr. Januskey did a fantastic job fitting me with special contacts for my keratoconus. Her work helped return my life to normal. I would absolutely recommend Precision Eye Care to anybody searching for an eye doctor.

    Thomas Malinski Avatar
    Thomas Malinski
    6/13/2020 - Google

    Dr. Januskey did a fantastic job fitting me with special contacts for my keratoconus. Her work helped return my life to normal. I would absolutely recommend Precision Eye Care to anybody searching for an eye doctor.

  • Francisco Lauzurique Avatar
    Francisco Lauzurique
    6/12/2020 - Google

    They are very professional and efficient. Great work explaining what you need and what is best. Will definitely be back.

    Francisco Lauzurique Avatar
    Francisco Lauzurique
    6/10/2020 - Google

    They are very professional and efficient. Great work explaining what you need and what is best. Will definitely be back.

    Caitlin Harness Avatar
    Caitlin Harness
    4/29/2020 - Google

    Quick response time! I texted early on Saturday morning with a question and they almost immediately responded to help me.

  • Panshu Zhao Avatar
    Panshu Zhao
    4/29/2020 - Google

    Very good Eye Clinic.I have been wearing glasses for 20 years and no one told me why I have been constantly feeling dizzy.It's until I went to this place and figured out why!Highly recommended! Dr. Lisa is great!

    Panshu Zhao Avatar
    Panshu Zhao
    4/21/2020 - Google

    Very good Eye Clinic.
    I have been wearing glasses for 20 years and no one told me why I have been constantly feeling dizzy.
    It's until I went to this place and figured out why!

    Highly recommended! Dr. Lisa is great!

    Robert Healing Avatar
    Robert Healing
    4/16/2020 - Google

    I was a first time patient recently had a great overall experience. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable customer service excellent I appreciate when I call them it's a direct line and not some lousy automated system spoke with Kyler great... read more