Lazy eye, or Amblyopia, is a condition where the eye does not develop properly. This results in the inability to use both eyes together. Typically, one eye will have clear vision while the other will not. It usually develops in children younger than 6.
Amblyopia is a lack of eye development and cannot be prevented. Most people who develop lazy eye first have crossed eyes (strabismus) or extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness between the two eyes.
The best treatment is early diagnosis. When caught early, prescription lenses, prisms, eye patching (wearing a patch on the developed eye), and vision therapy can help.
Because patients have an increased chance of recovery when discovered early, we recommend children have a comprehensive eye exam at 3 months, 6 months, and then annually. Call Tyler Vision Therapy to schedule an appointment today! You can also schedule an appointment online.