Amblyopia, also known as “lazy eye”, refers to an eye that does not see well even with glasses or contact lenses. Strabismus is a condition in which the eyes do not point at the same place and is also referred to as a “crossed eye.”
Depending on the severity, needs and desires of the patient, therapy is available for both amblyopia and strabismus. Sometimes this is done in conjunction with a strabismus surgery, but surgery is not always necessary. These conditions are best treated if detected early in childhood.