Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Amblyopia refers to reduced vision in one or both eyes that cannot be initially improved with glasses or contact lenses. Amblyopia can develop from a number of different conditions. Some of these contributing factors include:
- Large prescription difference between the eyes
- Congenital Cataracts (cataracts at birth)
- Crossed Eyes (Strabismus)
Our pediatric vision clinic was developed with the mission of finding conditions such as amblyopia early enough that treatment could return vision back to 20/20. Treatment of amblyopia includes glasses, eye patching, or vision therapy (strengthening of the eye muscles that control eye movement or focusing).