Diagnosis And Treatment Options For Patients Diagnosed With Lazy Eye

Lazy Eye Treatment St George UT and Mesquite NV Children and adults who have a wandering eye may be evaluated for eye concerns and diagnosed with a condition known as amblyopia. The condition, more commonly known as “lazy eye,” is often diagnosed in early childhood by an eye physician. Lazy eye commonly occurs when the brain favors one eye over the other due to improper stimulation of the nerve pathway between the eye and brain. This can cause problems including a wandering eye, poor depth perception, and eyes that do not seem to work together. Patients with amblyopia may also experience poor vision in general due to the lazy eye.

How is lazy eye diagnosed?

In most cases, lazy eye can be diagnosed with an evaluation with an eye care professional. It can often be seen in children, and when properly treated, can often be resolved. A diagnosis of lazy eye may be concerning for children and their parents, but it is important that everyone know there is a way to treat it and improve the condition.

What treatment options are available?

There are several methods of treatment that may be used to address the lazy eye. This may include:

  • Wearing eye patches
  • Using eye drops
  • Wearing special contact lenses or eyeglasses

In more severe situations, patients may need to undergo surgery to correct their condition. However, this is often the last resort treatment, as many individuals can be treated effectively with the use of more traditional treatment methods such as those listed above.

What is the outcome of a lazy eye diagnosis?

When patients seek treatment and comply with treatment recommendations, patients can treat their condition and enjoy the benefits of properly functioning eyes. This can also impact one’s self-confidence, especially if they have lived most of their life with the condition without treatment.

Schedule a visit at Richens Eye Center today

If you are interested in improving your vision for life, we encourage you to visit any one of our three convenient locations in the areas of St. George, UT and Mesquite, NV. Patients can work with Dr. Sharon Richens and her team to address a wide range of eyecare concerns, including lazy eye. Call (435) 986-2020 today and request your appointment.

Call or Text

Get Directions

latest blog posts

How often should I have an eye examination?

We all know that we should visit our dermatologist annually for a skin cancer screening, and our dentist should see us for a cleaning and evaluation at least every six months. But what about caring for your eye health? Everyone should have routine eye examinations performed to not only maintain their vision health but to …

How often should I have an eye examination? Read More »

New FDA-Approved Treatment For Glaucoma Now Available At Richens Eye Center

New FDA-Approved Treatment for Glaucoma Now Available in Southern Utah Richens Eye Center Offers Sustained-Release Medication To Reduce Intraocular Pressure In Patients With Glaucoma Or Ocular Hypertension St. George, UT – Richens Eye Center is offering Southern Utah and Nevada a treatment option that is an alternative to eye drops for glaucoma. DURYSTA™ (bimatoprost implant) by Allergan is …

New FDA-Approved Treatment For Glaucoma Now Available At Richens Eye Center Read More »

HAVE A QUESTION?

CONTACT US

Scroll to Top