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Posted on 12-16-2016

Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)

Learn from our Orland Park or Chicago Optometrist

Though you may not always think of it this way, your eyes are one of the most important tools in your possession. When you can’t see as well as you’d like, the world can become difficult to navigate. If you’ve got a “lazy eye” – also called amblyopia – you sure want to know what your options are. Today that’s what we’ll discuss.

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Why See Our Optometric team in Orland Park or Chicago?

Curious whether seeing an optometrist in Orland Park or Chicago can help you? The short answer is yes. If you have an eye condition such as lazy eye (in which one eye is normal and the other crossed either in or out), you probably want to know if glasses or contact lenses can help you correct the normal eye and see better. Of course, you can also visit our Orland Park and Chicago optometrist for other eye needs as well.

See An Eye Doctor About Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)

Lazy eye, known to your eye doctor as amblyopia, is a condition in which one of the eyes does not track as well as the other. This can cause the appearance of looking “cross eyed” even though only one eye is abnormal. More commonly, one eye will obviously point outward or inward while the other tracks normally.

Amblyopia is not the result of injury or a disease. Instead, it is congenital, the problem stemming from the brain not being able to correctly process the images coming from the lazy eye. This is most common in children under 6 (in which population some estimates put the rate of prevalence at 3 percent), but anyone can have lazy eye. The good news is that, contrary to popular opinion, anyone can also be treated for lazy eye. While some believe that only children respond to treatments, a qualified eye doctor can produce very positive results for adults as well.

If you have a lazy eye and want to learn more about how a doctor can help you, it’s worth coming in to find out more today. We may be able to prescribe glasses or contacts that will minimize the problem, helping you both see better and minimize the outward appearance of your condition. Let us know how we can help you today.

The Optometry Specialists You Can Trust

Wear Eyewear is a trusted optometry establishment led by Drs. Jordan Jones and Natalie Wozny. We provide a complete range of services to all our clients, from 6-month-olds to the most venerable seniors. We would love to help you with whatever optometry services you require to reach peak eye health today, so call us today!

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