Amblyopia, or “lazy eye”, is the lack of development of clear eyesight in one or both eyes, not caused by an ocular health issue, and it cannot be corrected with glasses alone.
Some people have both amblyopia and strabismus, but it is also possible to have either on its own. Refractive anisometropic amblyopia is the most common type. This is where one eye has a much higher prescription (typically farsightedness) than the other “good” eye causing its pathway to not develop as well in early childhood.
The first step to determine the best treatment options is to schedule an evaluation at our office.