If you are looking for an expert optometry practice where you or your child will be able to be diagnosed and treated for several different types of eye problems, you should visit us at Maple Lawn Eye Care Center. While here, you will be able to be seen by our North Kensington MD eye doctor; just one of our expert optometrists is Dr. Jacalyn R. Ely.
At our vision practice we see many patients with amblyopia. Amblyopia is a vision condition commonly known as “lazy eye.” When a patient has this condition, vision from one of the eyes is reduced because the eye and brain are not working well together. This condition develops over time because the stronger, or dominant, eye has taken over providing visual information to the brain; the brain recognizes it as a better source of vision and this occurs. Amblyopia is generally found in children or teens. When a patient has amblyopia, it leads to their having poor eye teaming abilities, and it is sometimes difficult for the eyes to coordinate movement and balance with the body. This condition can result in double images, so often the brain learns to suppress the image from the weaker eye. When this happens for a long period of time, the patient will develop amblyopia. This condition is found in about three out of every 100 children, and is believed to develop early in life. Today amblyopia can be easily treated in teens as well as in children however, the sooner this problem is treated the better. Symptoms of amblyopia include: misalignment of the eyes; poor coordination; difficulty with activities that call for quick spatial judgment; squinting; and poor eye contact. The patient may also experience poor depth perception or blurred vision, or other vision problems. Once diagnosed by our North Kensington MD eye doctor, vision training and vision therapy can be used at our office, in combination with prescribed lenses, to help the patient see clearly again.
For an appointment to see our North Kensington MD eye doctor for a vision exam, contact us today.
By Maple Lawn Eye Care Center
October 17, 2016