Neuroscience has proven that the human brain can change at any age (neuroplasticity), so lazy eye is treatable at any age, too.
Treatment involves glasses, atropine drops, eye patching, and/or vision therapy, which includes eye exercises, visual-motor processing activities and neurological therapies.
How can I treat a lazy eye at home?
Treatments for the Causes of Lazy Eye
- Eye patches or eye occlusion. A patch is placed over the “good” eye, forcing the muscles in the lazy eye to develop greater strength.
- Atropine eye drops. These may be applied to blur vision in the “good” eye.
- Vision exercises.
Can lazy eye be treated?
The inhibition process (suppression) can result in a permanent decrease in the vision in that eye that can not be corrected with glasses, lenses, or lasik surgery. Early treatment of amblyopia or lazy eye is usually simple, employing eyeglasses, drops, Vision Therapy, and/or eye patching.
How can I strengthen my lazy eye?
First your child will get eyeglasses, if he needs them. Then the doctor will put a patch over his good eye, or use eye drops to blur vision in it, so he has to rely more on the lazy eye. Vision therapy exercises can also force the brain to see through the weaker eye, which helps restore vision.
How can I fix my lazy eye without surgery?
Vision Therapy — strabismus treatment without surgery; with or without corrective lenses — is the most effective and non-invasive treatment for Strabismus. In a Vision Therapy program, eye exercises, lenses, and/or other therapy activities are used to treat the brain and nervous system which control the eye muscles.