Vision Therapy For Strabismus
What is Strabismus?
Strabismus, better known as crossed eyes, is a condition that causes one or both eyes to point in a different direction. It is a fairly common condition, affecting about 4 percent of all US children according to the AAO. This condition can be consistent, or one eye may drift a. Strabismus is caused by underdevelopment of the eye muscles, nerves, or the occipital lobe in your brain. While these causes may sound serious, Strabismus treatment is usually non-surgical.
Symptoms of Strabismus
Strabismus is one of few eye conditions that you can easily spot without a comprehensive exam, unless the symptoms are very minute. Generally, the first thing you’ll notice is a drifting or “Lazy Eye.” After a while you might notice frequent headaches or double vision. This is because of how difficult it is to maintain focus.
There are several treatment options to improve your optical alignment and coordination including:
- Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses – Sometimes this may be the only treatment necessary. We also have special prism lenses that alters the light entering your pupil to assist your eyes.
- Eyepatch – Wearing an eye patch over the strong eye will improve control of the weak eye.
- Vision Therapy – At Accent Eye Care we specialize Vision Thereapy, a treatment based around structured exercises and activities that aim to improve coordination and focus. These exercises can help improve your visual control, focus, and the teamwork between your eyes and brain. The best part is you can do these exercise in our office and at home!
- Surgery – If the issue is related to your muscles then surgery may be necessary to re-balance them. Don’t worry, recovery time is quick so you can get back to work and your kids can return to school.
Strabismus can make every day tasks a daunting and stressful experience. Blurry vision and headaches become commonplace, disrupting your work or school life. Learn vision therapy for Strabismus can help you; call Accent Eye Care today at 602-547-3255!