Has your child been diagnosed with Amblyopia or Lazy Eye?
Is there a family history of someone who had eye surgery for a lazy eye?
Vision therapy is the best mode of treatment for Amlyopia or lazy Eye.Amblyopia is the number one reason a child loses sight. The earlier it is diagnosed and treated, the more likely it is that sight can be regained. Vision therapy for amblyopia consists of a series of logical eye exercises to teach the brain to “turn on” the vision in the affected eye.
Many people are surprised to learn that lazy eye is not a problem with the eye itself, but is instead, a problem with how the brain interprets the input from the eye to the brain. When caught early, the correct therapy produces excellent results.
Older methods of treating amblyopia include patching the non-amblyopic eye and sending the child to school. This method can be dangerous as the eye with the poor vision is being used for all activities. This may temporarily cause a decrease in a academics, as well as poor self-esteem.
When vision therapy is implemented, all patching is short-term and in a safe environment with fun activities appropriate to the vision level of the amblyopic eye.
Please contact our office for more information on amblyopia.
Strabismus is a common visual problem among children, affecting up to 3% — that is, 1 out of 30-40 children — in the United States.
Strabismus, also known as an “eye turn” or “cross-eye”, is a condition characterized by the improper alignment of the eyes. One of the eyes may look straight ahead, while the other eye turns inward, outward, upward, or downward. The eye turn may be permanent, or may only occur occasionally. At times, the straight and misaligned eye may even alternate positions.
The eye turn is usually noticed in the first few years of the child’s life, but It can also occur later in life, particularly as a result of a traumatic brain injury or a neurological incident.
The misalignment of the eyes in a strabismic patient means that the eyes may be unable to work together to provide the brain with accurate binocular visual information. This can result in blurry vision or double vision, overlapping images, and difficulty with depth perception.
A functional eye exam at The Solution Center Vision Therapy Clinic will detect whether your child is suffering from strabismus, and if so, Our doctors will prescribe the optimal vision therapy treatment to correct it.