Eye Turns, Crossed Eyes, & Lazy Eye
Many children and adults are diagnosed with eye turn problems commonly called lazy eye, crossed eyes or wandering eye. Recommended treatments in the past have quite often included constant patching or surgery to “strengthen” or “straighten” the affected eye. The success of these treatments leaves most patients with eye teaming, eye tracking, focusing and perceptual problems, often with a recurrence of the original eye turn, or in some cases, a slightly different eye turn. Vision therapy is an effective and lasting non-surgical treatment. It does not include constant patching, which can have a significant negative effect on a child’s self-esteem.