Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) is an eye disorder which causes due to poor or non vision development into one eye during infancy and early childhood. A child’s vision can never be
developed, if we left Amblyopia untreated. In the condition of Amblyopia, the eyes looks normal, but our brain cannot use both eyes together.
Poor vision can be prevented, if we detect Amblyopia early and treat it promptly. ICare Doctors of Optometry recommend keeping your children’s regular or routine eye exams to detect Amblyopia or other eyes diseases early before the things getting worse.
What Causes Amblyopia?
Amblyopia occurs when vision is developed properly into one eye than other. It is the result for misalignment of vision development during infancy and early childhood. For example: with one eye, a child can able to see the things properly and with another one he cannot. The reason behind it is Amblyopia, also known as Lazy Eye. It is called lazy eye because the one eye doesn’t work like the other one. When a child’s brain receives two things, one clear and another blurry, then it starts ignore the blurry one. If ignorance of blurry things goes for a long period through brain, the vision in that eye will start going worse.
Strabismus is another cause of amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Strabismus is an eye condition in which one eye gets an ocular misalignment. An ocular misalignments means one eye turns inward or outward. Due to strabismus, a child may have problem in focusing on things and get double vision. Generally, the brain give preference to the clear things, the blurry or unclear things get ignorance. This can lead to Amblyopia (Lazy Eye).
Treatment of Amblyopia:
A comprehensive eye exam should must for people of all ages and especially for children to detect Amblyopia or other eye disease. Once amblyopia detected, it can be treated through eye glasses prescription, eye drops, therapies and surgeries.
At ICare Doctors of Optometry, we have team of well trained and experienced optometrist and ophthalmologists who can help you with pediatric eye exam to detect Amblyopia or other disease. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with us.