Draving by Christine Lui, Taipei

Amblyopia is the most common cause of vision impairment in children. Amblyopia or "Lazy eye" is defined as defective vision, which persists delight the removal of pathological obstacles to Amblyopianormal vision. Such as fitting glasses etc. A difference between the two eyes of two or more lines on an eye-chart test, that can't be corrected with lenses, is defined as amblyopia. Between 2 and 8% of the population has amblyopia. The American National Society to Prevent Blindness estimates that there are 127,000 new cases of amblyopia every year.

There are two forms of amblyopia.

Refractive amblyopia - when there is a large difference in visual acuity between the two eyes. At one point the brain switch off the "Lazy eye" and you have amblyopia.

Strabismic amblyopia - the divergent eye in strabismus often develop amblyopia. The brain will switch off the input from the divergent eye in order to avoid double images. The medical term for this is Dipliopia.

The success rate of Vision training for Ambliypia is 75%

Some doctors believe that amblyopia can not be treated after the age of 6. However research indicate that this is in fact not the case. While amblyopia is easier to treat in young children adults can be successfully treated with Vision Training.

The Vision Training approach to amblyopia is to encourage the brain to activate the "Lazy eye." as well as exercise the focusing ability of the eye. Amblyopic eyes are often very near-sighted so that need to be attended to. In the Magic eyes class you will learn effective techniques that enable you to train your child's "Lazy eye" and bring it back to normalcy. The exercises are safe and do not involve any expensive equipment, therapy sessions or things you need to purchase.


- The most precious gift you can give a child is clear eyesight

 

 

Amblyopia references

Success in amblyopia therapy as a function of age: A literature review

Efficacy of vision therapy in amblyopia: A literature review

Effcacy of treatment in refractive amblyopia

Active vision therapy on an adult strabismic amblyope

Efficacy and stability of amblyopia therapy

Treatment of refractive Amblyopia in adults

Vision function recovery during orthoptic therapy in an adult esotropic Amblyopia

Ansiometropic amblyopia: Is the patient too old to treat?