With a Lazy Eye Evaluation, Our Lebanon Doctor of Optometry Can Confirm a Diagnosis
Lazy eye, also known as Amblyopia, is a condition that affects both children and adults, although children are more susceptible. It occurs when there is a lack of communication between one eye and the brain. To know for sure if you or your child has a lazy eye, you will need a professional evaluation by an eye doctor, such as Dr. Cylinda Butler at Butler Eye Care.
A Summary of Lazy Eye
Research says that lazy eye affects two percent of the American population, with about every two out of one hundred children experience it. Lazy eye causes visual impairment due to the brain favoring one eye over the other. The eye that is not favored is known as the weaker eye. When this eye does not transmit proper signals to the brain, it will simply ignore the weak eye, thus causing vision problems.
Several conditions can make one eye weaker than the other, and they are cataracts, ptosis, strabismus, and severe myopia, astigmatism, and farsightedness.
Since the brain is not receiving correct signals from the weak eye, the following things can occur:
- Impaired vision
- Poor depth perception
- The eyes not working together
- The weaker eye turning inward, outward, upward, or downward
If you or your child have the above symptoms, it is best to schedule a lazy eye evaluation with our optometry professional in Lebanon. This assessment helps us to determine the degree of the lazy eye and what the best treatment will work for you or your child.
Lazy Eye Evaluation
This exam is essential to know whether you or your child has a lazy eye. There are several components our optometrist will check, such as:
- The health of the front and back of the eye
- Eye focusing and movement skills
- Alignment of the eyes
- Visual acuity
- Problems that may be interfering with how light enter the eyes
- Eye muscle strength
- The possibility of one eye wandering off
Based on this evaluation, our doctor of optometry can recommend the right treatment to help the weaker eye see better.
Schedule an Eye Exam Today
At Butler Eye Care, we want you and your family members have the tools necessary to promote healthy eyes and good eyesight. If you believe you or a loved one have a lazy eye, make an appointment today with our team in Lebanon. We can perform a lazy eye evaluation to determine if it is taking hold of your vision. Call us at (417) 991-3200.