What Is Amblyopia?

Amblyopia occurs in early childhood. When nerve pathways between the brain and an eye aren't properly stimulated, the brain favors the other eye.

 

Our KidSight Outreach screenings also detect the following:

                                                
Strabismus: When the eyes are not directed to an object at the same time.                                                    
Anisometropia: (an-i’-so-me-tro’-pe-a):  A difference in the need for glasses between the two eyes.        

                                            
Hyperopia: Far-sightedness.    

                                                
Myopia: Near-sightedness.     

                                               
Astigmatism: Unequal focusing of light rays as they enter the eye, causing a blurring of objects.                                                    
Media opacity: An object that prevents light from entering the back of the eye.