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Vision Therapy Expert Announces Vision Therapy Best Treatment for Amblyopia
Date:6/27/2012

Gainesville, VA (PRWEB) June 27, 2012

According to the Bostons Children Hospital one in 50 or 2% of children develop a vision disorder called amblyopia, or “lazy eye”, undetected by standard eye examinations. Corrective lenses won’t treat the problem, but research indicates vision therapy can.

That’s why Dr. Tod Davis, a developmental optometrist with more than 30 years of clinical experience, recommends parents have their children screened for this disorder, and also exhorts them to have themselves screened if they had not been in the past. “There is a prevailing myth that you must catch amblyopia before the age of six in order for meaningful correction to be possible,” Dr. Davis says. “However, the truth is that this disorder is correctable at any age. We have had success with adults as well as children with our vision therapy methods.”

Amblyopia, not to be confused with crossed eyes, occurs when the brain fails to recognize the images received by one of the eyes. When one eye sees clearly and the other does not, the brain learns to ignore the eye with blurred vision and loss of vision occurs. Anything that interferes with vision may result in amblyopia. Untreated children run a greater risk of losing vision in the good eye.

“Children with this amblyopia often have problems with depth perception and seeing detail,” Dr. Davis said. “This is one of those eye disorders that can’t be treated with eyeglasses; fortunately, our vision thera
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