There are a variety of vision impairments that can be caused due to injuries, pre-existing diseases, and/or natural occurrences. Amblyopia (also known as lazy eye) is a common defect that kids and adults experience every single year. Let us share with you some information about amblyopia and treatment options.
What is amblyopia (lazy eye)?
Amblyopia is the medical term that is used for decreased eyesight due to abnormal visual development. When you notice someone referring to their eye(s) as “lazy eye” this is the technical diagnosis that they are speaking of. This is a common disorder that occurs to anyone of any age. In the United States alone there are more than 200,000 cases reported every single year.
While many vision problems require the diagnosis from a doctor/eye doctor, amblyopia can be self-diagnosed by an individual. There are no lab tests that are technically needed, however, it is important to note that you can request a test to ensure that there are no other pre-existing health problems that you are unaware of.
When it comes to amblyopia, there are a variety of methods that can treat the lazy eye appropriately. For the most serious cases of amblyopia, surgery is an option to utilize in order to correct the abnormality of the eye. It is important to get the advice of an optometrist and/or ophthalmologist on if you absolutely need surgery or can you do vision therapy.
With vision therapy, you will be able to use non-surgical options such as medications (typically involuntary nervous system blocker) that treat cardiovascular and neurological conditions. If an injury has occurred (generally during a child’s younger years) occlusion therapy is also an option. The more basic treatments include eye drops, contact lenses, prescription glasses, and eye patches.
Ways to contact our team for our vision therapy services
We believe that it is of the utmost importance that we maintain an open line of communication with our prospective, new, and current patients. As the local vision therapy company, we take great pride in providing our services to the local community on a daily basis. Amblyopia is a serious condition that should be treated as soon as possible. Our team is composed of professionals that are always prepared to assist you as soon as possible.
When you would like to inquire more information from our team, definitely feel free to utilize any of the following options. For immediate services and/or inquiries, please call our team during business hours at (972) 221-2564.
If you are seeking more information in regards to the ways that we can appropriately address amblyopia, you can reach our team via email. Visit our contact page where you will be able to complete the quick inquiry form that we have available at your discretion.
We have trained our team to ensure that we take every single inquiry seriously and respond in a timely fashion.