Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is an eye disorder that usually develops in early childhood. It is characterized by the inability of one or both eyes to transmit the images they see to the brain. In some cases the images are transmitted much slower than normally, in other cases they are poorly transmitted in general.
Lazy eye can be treated if detected early enough. Common treatments of the condition involve wearing prescription glasses or/and wearing an eye patch on the good eye. In case of strabismic amblyopia, a surgery may be required.
There are also many eye exercises for lazy eye that can help people with amblyopia restore their 20/20 vision in completely natural way. Here are a few suggestions:
Eye Patch. Use eye patch for the good eye (the one doesn’t affected by amblyopia). This way you will be forcing the weak eye to work harder and to improve its communication with the brain. It is hard to start wearing an eye patch all at once, that is why you can start by covering your good eye for 30 minutes three times a day and gradually increasing the duration.
Eye exercises for lazy eye. There are three main exercises that you should regularly do:
All of the eye exercises for lazy eye listed above must be done while the good eye is covered with an eye patch. They are specifically beneficial for lazy eye as they stimulate and improve the focusing abilities of the bad eye, training its central and peripheral vision and its eye muscles. These eye exercises are suitable for both children and adults and can effectively help the treatment of amblyopia in a safe, natural way.
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