Also known as “Lazy Eye”
Amblyopia (sometimes referred to as “lazy eye”) is a condition occurring when the eye does not develop proper connections with the brain and reduces the vision in that eye. Mostly occurring in childhood, the decrease in vision develops during the first decade of life.
There are many causes such as difference between the prescription of each eye, turning in or out of the eyes, cataract, scar, or lesion.
- Studies have shown that mothers who smoke, drink or take drugs during their pregnancy can double the risk of amblyopia in a child.
Why it’s Important to Get Regular Eye Exams
Comprehensive eye exams often are the first way chronic systemic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes are detected. Regular eye exams are the best way to ensure eye health and maintaining your best vision possible. They also check for diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.