Is Lazy eyes treatment for adults affective?
Amblyopia is a neurodevelopmental disorder of the visual system which develops during childhood. Amblyopia affects the visual paths in the brain, there for treatment during childhood is most effective. Recent research support lazy eyes treatment for adults as well.
For many years it has been accepted, that anyone older than the age of eight or nine cannot be treated effectively for lazy eye. Thus, lazy eye treatment for adults was rejected.
Recent research shows that changes in the neurons in the brain can occur after the critical age of 8-9 years, allowing improvement of visual acuity after this critical age period.
Although plasticity of the brain decreases as a person gets older, the visual system, which includes eyes, brain, and visual pathways, are flexible due to brain plasticity, regardless of a person’s age. This important information is the base for lazy eye treatment for adults.
RevitalVision exercises stimulate a specific area in the brain which leads to improvement of the visual acuity in adults. These exercises last approximately 30 minutes each and are done under the supervision of an optometrist or ophthalmologist.