Can Adult Amblyopia be Treated?
2% to 4 % of the population is estimated to be affected by Amblyopia.
Amblyopia (also known as lazy eye) is one of the most common eye conditions among children and if untreated will impact the patient’s vision and quality of life resulting in adult amblyopia which is more challenging to treat.
Patients suffering from amblyopia typically have reading and eye-hand coordination deficits, slower reading speed and low motor skills.
Amblyopia treatment for adults may include a combination of prescription lenses, prisms, vision therapy and eye patching.
Early diagnosis of lazy eye and intervention increase the chances for better recovery, therefore early testing is crucial for the recovery of amblyopia vision.
Adult amblyopia treatment is possible due to brain plasticity, by stimulating specific areas in the brain an improvement of visual acuity is achieved.
Though it is known that treating amblyopia is best in young ages, research shows that changes in the neurons in the brain can occur even after childhood, thus allowing adult amblyopia to be treated and improved. RevitalVision eye exercises are done under the supervision of an optometrist or ophthalmologist a home at your own convenience. More than 85% of patients who completed the treatment improved their visual acuity improved their contrast sensitivity.