Strabismus & Amblyopia
It is never too late to treat a lazy eye
Any treatment that addresses the eye muscles alone will likely not change the brain and nervous system enough to improve vision
Research has shown that both strabismus and amblyopia can be treated at any age
Vision therapy trains the brain to use both eyes together as a team
Strabismus, commonly referred to as an eye turn, crossed-eyes or wall-eyed, is a visual condition in which an individual’s eyes are not aligned; this can occur intermittently or be constant. The eye turn may be inward, outward, upward, downward or a combination of these. In order for the individual to not have double vision, the brain will often suppress one eye, which can result in Amblyopia (“lazy eye”).
Amblyopia, commonly referred to as lazy eye, is a visual condition in which vision is reduced due to the eye and brain not working together properly. This reduction in vision is not a result of ocular disease. Amblyopia most commonly occurs in one eye, but can occur in both eyes. A few possible causes of amblyopia are strabismus (eye turn), asymmetric prescription, high prescription or cataract. According to the National Institute of Health, amblyopia is the most common cause of visual impairment among children.
Someone with Strabismus or Amblyopia may experience:
Reduced depth perception
Poor spatial localization (where your brain perceives an object in space)
Headaches due to visual stress
Self-esteem issues due to appearance of “crossed eyes” or “wandering eyes”
Visual processing problems