IlluminEyes Vision Care: Trusted Medical Services for Amblyopia
Amblyopia, also sometimes called “lazy eye,” occurs when the vision in one of the eyes is reduced because an eye fails to work properly with the brain. Amblyopia begins during infancy and early childhood and is the most common cause of visual impairment in children affecting approximately 2 to 3 out of every 100 children. In most cases, only one eye fails to achieve normal visual acuity, even with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, there cases where both eyes are affected. Amblyopia can be hard to diagnose, that is why it is best to get a comprehensive eye exam in Nashua, NH, as well as in Merrimack NH, Hudson NH, Tyngsborough NH and Lowell MA.
Causes of Amblyopia
- Strabismus. The two eyes don’t line up in the same direction.
- Refractive error in an eye. One eye cannot focus as well as the other, because of a problem with its shape. This includes nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism — a condition where a person has difficulty focusing on far and near objects because of their irregular shape.
- Cataract. A clouding in the lens of the eye.
You may not realize the occurrence of Amblyopia unless your child has strabismus or other eye problem. Our certified eye doctors will diagnose amblyopia by checking to see if vision differs between the eyes. An ophthalmologist will do a complete medical eye exam to check for other eye problems that could have an impact on your child’s vision.
Treatment for amblyopia will require the child to use the eye with weaker vision. One way is to have the child wear a patch over the healthy eye for several hours each day, over a few weeks, even months. The other option is the daily use of atropine eye drops to temporarily blur the vision of the stronger eye. Depending on the diagnosis, it may necessitate the prescription of glasses or surgery to treatment a more serious underlying cause.
The Right Eye Doctor for Amblyopia
All of our eye doctors doctors and optometrist are well-trained experts in their specialties. As vision technology changes, it is even more important to select an eye doctor who has all the right ophthalmology qualifications and follows the latest developments in eye care to best diagnose and manage, with greater precision, conditions like amblyopia.
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Spend time with us and know more about our medical services. It is always our goal to check and help correct vision problems at their early stage. Visit our Contact Us page and get in touch with us. To schedule a day to see your eye doctor in Nashua, NH and nearby areas, fill out our scheduler and request for an appointment or call (603) 598-1620 now.
Together, we can conquer Amblyopia!