Strabismus & Amblyopia
Strabismus is commonly referred to as "turned eye".
Amblyopia is commonly referred to as "lazy eye".
Amblyopia causes loss of vision due to improper vision development in the brain; the eye itself however, is healthy. The brain is prevented from reading the input from the two eyes equally, causing the visual performance of one eye to be less than the other eye.
The good news is that “patching” is no longer the standard of care for patients with either strabismus or amblyopia. New research clearly indicates that vision therapy is the most effective and longest-lasting way to normalize the visual system for both strabismus and amblyopia.
While effective at any age, early identification is crucial. Even infants and toddlers can be successfully assessed and treated with Vision Therapy.