Amblyopia or lazy eyes is a term used for describing a decrease in vision in one or both eyes (even when wearing prescriptive lenses) due to abnormal development of vision in infancy or childhood.
Treatment methods for amblyopia include:
- Correcting the refractive error with consistent use of spectacles or contact lenses
- Patching therapy (with recommendation of an eye care practitioner only)
Fig. Amblyopia often occurs when one eye sees blur and the other eye sees normal, but the brain only processes the normal view.
At OPTIMAX, we recommend that every parent should have their child screened for lazy eyes to ensure that their vision is unaffected later on in life.