Amblyopia is a medical term describing difficulty correcting one or both eyes to the normal 20/20 distance acuity. It may be due to a longstanding eye turn or difference in correction between two eyes. It may even be due to anomalies in structures of the eye.  When there is an asymmetry present in ocular clarity, then the brain will start to prefer vision out of one eye or the other and ignore the vision coming from the blurrier eye.

The best treatment for amblyopia is to reduce the disparity between the eyes. If corrective lenses (glasses or contact lenses) improve the difference in power between the eyes or a resolve an eye turn, then that is often times the first line of treatment.  Your Bridgetown optometric provider will be able to determine the best course of action for each individual case. There are times when surgery may be indicated and that will be discussed, if needed. 


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