Amblyopia, or Lazy Eye, usually occurs during early childhood development. In most cases one eye does not reach its full potential and central visual acuity is reduced compared to the other eye. This most often occurs due to eye crossing or a large difference in prescription between the two eyes.
If caught early enough eye care professionals will often prescribe glasses as well as patch the better eye in order to stimulate the amblyopic eye.
This treatment is often successful, but the younger the patient the more likely success will be. It is recommended that children have a comprehensive eye exam in their first years of life to make sure there are no signs of amblyopia.
If you think you have symptoms of this condition, get in touch with us to schedule an exam!