Amblyopia, also called lazy eye, occurs in children when one eye does not develop proper vision. Among other things, it can be caused by nearsightedness or strabismus. The most common treatment for lazy eye is wearing an eye patch to strengthen the weaker eye. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how amblyopia is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
Amblyopia is a condition in which one of your child's eyes has poorer vision that the other. WebMD explains symptoms and treatment.
Understanding Symptoms of Vision Problems
Get a list of symptoms for various vision problems from the eye experts at WebMD.
Exercises for Your Eyes
Eye exercises may help correct certain vision problems. Learn more from WebMD.
Understanding Treatment of Vision Problems
Get the basics on treatment of various vision problems from the eye experts at WebMD.
Helping Your Baby to See Clearly
We talk to vision experts to get tips on what parents can do to help their baby see clearly now, and in the future.
Vision Therapy and Children
Is your child having problems in class, difficulty reading, maybe even been diagnosed as suffering from ADHD? Instead of a behavior or learning problem, your child could be experiencing vision difficulties. What’s the prescription for this ailment? Therapy…for your eyes.
Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is the most common eye problem that children face. Learn what therapies are being tried to help kids improve their vision.