Lazy eye or “amblyopia” is the most common cause of vision trouble for persons under the age of forty. This condition can be corrected with simple daily activities that can be done in a way that are lazy eye exercises as well. Correcting the lazy eye is done by strengthening the muscles and the brain connection of those muscles through lazy eye exercises. Don’t begin exercises without the advice and consent of your eye doctor to ensure these actions will benefit your specific condition.
Most commonly used treatment for lazy eye is an eye patch. The eye patch is place over a person’s good eye and forced the lazy eye to work harder hence strengthening those muscles. Just like lifting weights can strengthen your arm muscles. The human eye has many muscles that need strengthening and conditioning in order to work well. The visual challenge that the patch produces also forces the brain to work harder in conjunction with the muscles increasing the function of the brain to eye connection. While wearing the eye patch performing a few exercises like rolling the weak eye, focusing on an object held in front of the eye and moving the object back and forth slowly forcing the lazy eye to focus on the object.