Amblyopia—more commonly known as lazy eye—is underdevelopment of vision in one or both eyes. Amblyopia can be associated with crossed eyes (strabismus) or when there is a large difference in nearsightedness or farsightedness between the eyes. Luckily, if identified early enough and treated properly, in most cases, amblyopia can be prevented.
Amblyopia can be difficult to detect. A child may favor using one eye over the other or they may bump, on the same side, frequently into objects. An evaluation with one of our optometrists is the best way to rule out any concerns.
Treatments can vary from case to case. Overall, the goal is to increase the development of the weaker eye(s). This can be achieved using patches, glasses, or a combination of both.
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