Lazy Eye in Vineland
Amblyopia (lazy eye) is a condition where one eye becomes dominant over the other lesser used, weaker, eye. Left untreated amblyopia can result in visual loss in the weaker eye. Lazy eye often occurs in early childhood and it can be caused by:
- Weak eye muscles (strabismus)
- Different vision prescriptions in each eye
- Congenital cataracts
- Droopy eyelids
Lazy Eye Treatment in Vineland
Dr. Pernelli and Dr. Heacox use a very effective eye patch treatment worn over the stronger eye to force the weaker eye to strengthen. Depending on the severity of the problem, the patch may need to be worn for several weeks or several months. Frequently reversible, the sooner this condition is corrected (ideally before age 8), the better chance your child will have at a successful treatment.
If you notice any symptoms of lazy eye in your child, such as a drifting eye, contact us today to request an eye exam. Correcting this vision condition is essential in helping your child succeed in school and life.