Also known as Lazy eye.
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Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is a vision development disorder in which an eye fails to achieve normal visual acuity, even with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Amblyopia begins during infancy and early childhood. In most cases, only one eye is affected. If an eye has been ignored then it will not have learned to recognise the letters. Quite often there is a high refractive error (would need strong glasses) which has not been corrected. We have an office based therapy system called VTS4 which offers different imges to the different eyes and promotes each eye to register and function not only independently but in harmony and forming binocular vision. We also now have the Vivid Vision (see www seevividly) Virtual Reality headset which presents a brighter image to the weaker (student) eye, and dulls down the image for the leading (teacher) eye. This is available as a home therapy where you buy the hardware according to the website and the software and its monitoring is supplied by VisionCare Development. There are many other games and activities away from the computer to blend into daily life. We first have to convince the brain that it has two eyes to cope with and not just one.
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28 York Road, York YO24 4LZ, UK