Clinical studies indicate that children with amblyopia suffer from the following:
• Slower reading speed
• Worse fine motor skills
• Lower self-perception
Amblyopia is a condition in which the eyes are physically healthy, but because of an amblyogenic factor – high prescription, unequal prescription, form deprivation or strabismus – the eye never develops 20/20 eyesight. Consequently, amblyopia may hamper a child’s ability to showcase their knowledge, compete in physical activities and/or interact well socially.
If a child sees significantly better in one eye than another, then that child may be at risk for amblyopia. Active therapy is the best route to help the child develop use of both eyes in order to see comfortably and accurately. Patching will not accomplish that goal. We specialize in pediatric vision including amblyopia.
For more information, please contact Dr. Edward Fong and the Sugar Land, TX eye doctors and optometrists at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.
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