There is a lot of discussion lately about amblyopia (AKA lazy eye), largely due to the recent news reports of adaptations of Tetris and other video games as treatments for amblyopia. As I described in my previous post, these new binocular techniques are definitely better than old-school patching. However, in there essence, these techniques are not new. In fact, optometrists have known for a long time that treating two eyes is better than one. That is the basis of what we do in the vision therapy room to help patients with amblyopia - play games with both eyes at the same time.
I'm very happy to share with you an infographic on amblyopia treatment from the VisionHelp blog.
You can read the full story behind the origin of this excellent infographic here. I think it is fantastic!
If you and your child are struggling with patching - you don't have to be! Not only is binocular therapy more effective than patching - it is way more fun! If you have questions about amblyopia, vision's therapy, or children's vision in general, do not hesitate to give us at call at 813-792-0637 or email me at Doc@BrightEyesTampa.com.
And please - share, pin, tweet or photocopy this infographic!
By Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
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