HOW TO FIX A LAZY
What is Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)?
Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, causes more visual loss in the under 40 age group than all the injuries and diseases combined in this age group.
Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, is the eye condition noted by reduced vision not correctable by glasses or contact lenses and is not due to any eye disease. The brain, for some reason, does not fully acknowledge the images seen by the amblyopic eye. This almost always affects only one eye but may manifest with reduction of vision in both eyes. It is estimated that three percent of children under six have some form of amblyopia.
- Lazy Eye is an eye condition in which there is blurry or reduced vision that is not correctable by glasses, contact lenses or eye surgery
- Lazy eye can cause loss of vision, including loss of depth perception and two-eyed 3D vision.
- Lazy eye treatment can yield improvements at any age, but early detection and treatment still offer easier treatment and the best chances for a cure.
- Scientific research has proven that lazy eye treatment can be successful in older children, teenagers, and adults. Neuroscience has established that the human brain can change at any age (neuroplasticity).
- Comprehensive vision examinations are needed for infants, toddlers, and pre-school children. A pediatrician’s eye exam or a 20/20 eye chart screening is not adequate for the detection of amblyopia and other visual conditions which are related to or mistakenly called lazy eye.
Eye Rolls: Roll your lazy eye in a circular motion as this helps to strengthen the eye muscles.
Focusing: Focus the lazy eye on an object in front of it. For example, you can use a pen or a pencil. Maintain your focus on the pen or pencil as you move it back and forth. This particular technique strengthens the eye muscles and improves communication between the eyes and the brain.
Eye Tracking: with this technique you can use an object such as a pen or pencil once again and using your lazy eye, keep track of the pen or pencil as you move it up and down, from left to right, diagonally and then back and forth. This technique benefits the eyes by strengthening the eye muscles and reinforcing the connection between the brain and the eyes.
Reading Fine Print: An activity such as reading fine print actually challenges your lazy eye to work better. Some examples are crossword puzzles, books and other word games. Perform these activities for about an hour while the stronger eye is inactive under the guidance of your eye doctor.
Under the proper supervision of an eye doctor, an eye patch worn over your stronger eye stimulates the function of the lazy eye causing it to work harder. Techniques such as Eye Rolls, Focusing and Tracking and Fine print reading are lazy eye exercise remedies. These techniques show you how to correct lazy eye through a series of lazy eye exercises that not only strengthen the eye muscles surrounding the eye, but they rebuild the foundation necessary for a lazy eye to connect with and communicate with the brain. Ultimately, such techniques can restore the normal function of the lazy eye.
A research study conducted by Mc Gill University revealed that people who played the Tetris Video game for 15 minutes a day for 2 weeks noticed a significant improvement in their lazy eye.
Under the proper supervision of an optometrist, an eye patch worn over your stronger eye stimulates the function of the lazy eye causing it to work harder. Techniques such as eye rolls, focusing and tracking and fine print reading are lazy eye exercise remedies. These techniques show you how to remedy this vision disorder through a series of exercises that not only strengthen the eye muscles but, they rebuild the foundation necessary for the weaker eye to connect with and communicate with the brain. Ultimately, such techniques can correct this vision condition.