Amblyopia is commonly known as lazy eyes. It happens when the affected eye fails to develop normal vision during early childhood. Amblyopia is best treated as early as possible, between 4 to 6 years old. A comprehensive pre-school eye examination with your ophthalmologist will help early detection and ensure treatment success.
Amblyopia often occurs when one eye sees blur and the other eye sees normal, but the brain only processes the normal view. Below are some of the common causes of Amblyopia:
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. Amblyopia can be treated in 2 steps:
The child has to be monitored regularly after starting the treatment, as vision improvement may take weeks to years.
Whether you need a simple eye exam, or a complex eye surgery, rest assured that our highly skilled team of ophthalmologists and optometrists will be here to attend to your needs. Call us today, we are here to help!