A Wandering Eye
Looking Forward to Clear Vision
A lazy eye, also known as Amblyopia, is a vision condition where one of the eyes does not refract light properly causing it to underperform. When a child has a lazy eye the body’s response is to follow the direction of the normally performing eye impacting their depth perception. This condition starts in young children usually between the ages of 6 and 9 and can have permanent effects if not treated properly. Symptoms include:
- Issues with depth perception
- Squinting or shutting one eye
- Head tilting to focus on objects.
Early detection is essential when treating and managing a lazy eye. In most cases, a lazy eye can be treated using corrective glasses, however sometimes glasses may not be enough. In order to strengthen the weaker eye, an optometrist will recommend the use of an eye patch, forcing the child to use their weaker eye to see. Other techniques include prescribing glasses in which the lens for their strong eye is blurry or using eye drops to temporarily blur vision. Treating a lazy eye takes time, but it is time well spent.
Routine eye exams are a great way to ensure your child’s eyes and overall health stay in tip-top shape! Plus, your kids will love our huge eyewear selection! Whoever said glasses weren’t cool, hasn’t checked out our styles!
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