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.

Many people make the mistake of saying that a person who has a crossed or turned eye (strabismus) has a "lazy eye," but lazy eye (amblyopia) and strabismus are not the same condition.

Early treatment including Vision Therapy is usually simple. Scientific evidence shows that even older children and adults could be successfully treated. You can read about recent studies here:

Difficulty seeing can lead to difficulty in school. Get your kids eye's check. Contact us for information and an evaluation.