During the month of August, we are bringing awareness to Amblyopia.

Amblyopia is a condition in which the pathway between the eye and the brain does not develop properly in early childhood. This is also known as a “lazy eye”.

Signs to look out for with your child include:

  • Eyes that do not seem to ‘work together’
  • An eye that wanders inwards or outwards
  • Squinting or shutting one eye
  • Head tilting
  • Poor depth perception

Onset of Amblyopia is typically 3-5 years of age, and can be well managed if treated early. Treatment options include prescription spectacles, or in more severe cases patching or using eye drops to make both eyes work together.

If you feel your child may have Amblyopia please make an appointment to see your optometrist.