Eye turns and lazy eyes occur when both eyes can’t go in the same direction. Cross-eyes can be a result of this. Thankfully, here at the Child and Family EyeCare Center, we have vision therapy services to assist you in correcting eye turns or lazy eyes.

Lazy eye is also known as amblyopia. Amblyopia usually exhibits in infants and typically only affects one of the eyes.

About two to three percent of people in the United States suffer from some form of amblyopia.

As with most diseases, the earlier amblyopia is detected, the better. Because of this, it is really important to have your eyes checked on a regular basis.

One big sign of amblyopia is being crossed eyed. If you or your child is experiencing this, make sure that you book an appointment with your eye doctor right away. Another common symptom is being able to see properly only out of one eye.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is important to make an appointment. Our trusted and qualified staff will perform an examination.

If you are diagnosed with amblyopia, there are lots of treatment options available. Many people have some success with glasses and contacts, though we also offer vision therapy which can be really helpful.

Improvements are possible at any age. Many people do not realize that there are treatments that can help amblyopia.

Eye turns, sometimes referred to as cross-eye, is a form of strabismus. Strabismus is the term for when a person cannot align both of their eyes properly. One or both of the eyes may be misaligned up, down, left, or right. This may be a constant or intermittent condition.

Strabismus is not self correcting and can get worse over time, so treatment is necessary. It is believed that about 5% of children have a degree of strabismus, so providing treatment for children from a young age is crucial in making sure their vision is corrected by adolescence or adulthood.

Do you or your child suffer from amblyopia or strabismus? Contact us today to learn more about treatment. We would be happy to speak with you and address any questions, concerns, or comments you may have.