Too many parents fail to bring their young children to an eye care professional for a comprehensive examination, especially during infancy when their baby’s vision is developing. Our kids eye care in Union City at Eyesite believes that diagnosing vision problems as early as possible can help to alleviate the problem while the child’s vision is still nimble enough to be corrected in the least invasive manner before learning is affected.
One eye problem that affects vision during childhood is amblyopia, which is a condition where vision in one eye is reduced because the eye and brain are not working together properly. Amblyopia is more commonly known as lazy eye. Amblyopia is a secondary condition that is generally caused by the presence of another eye condition, most often strabismus, which is an imbalance in the positioning of the two eyes, such as crossed eyes or eyes that turn outward. Other conditions including childhood cataracts, and unequal nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism can also cause amblyopia. Amblyopia can cause poor vision in one eye, eyes that turn in or out, eyes that do not work together well and poor depth perception. Our kids eye care in Union City doctor in can diagnose amblyopia through a complete eye examination.
Once diagnosed our kids eye care in Union City can treat amblyopia in several different ways. It is always best if the underlying condition causing the amblyopia can be diagnosed and treated. Our doctor can prescribe eye exercises to train the eyes to work together as well as prescribing special eyeglasses for treating amblyopia and or strabismus that improve focus and misalignment of the eyes. If the eyes don’t respond to these treatments surgery to straighten the eye muscles is an option. Once the underlying condition has been alleviated our doctor may recommend using a patch over the stronger eye to force the weaker eye to work harder. Bring your youngster into our office for a complete eye checkup.