Philip Walsh - What is a lazy eye?

Publish Date
Friday, 6 January 2017, 11:18AM
By Philip Walsh

Lazy eyes (medically referred to as Amblyopia) are more common than most would expect.

Amblyopia is a vision disorder, where the eye fails to operate with the normal level of vision function, even with prescription glasses or contact lenses.

Amblyopia affects the eye from infancy and early childhood. In most cases only one eye is affected but in some cases reduced visual ability can occur in both eyes.

If Amblyopia is discovered early, and treated promptly, then the chances of reduced vision can be avoided. But if the condition is left untreated, it can cause irreversible vision problems.  

For more information about what can be done to treat a lazy eye, speak to your local Specsavers optometrist or visit  

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