Non-surgical treatment – Amblyopia can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye exam. Almost all forms of what is considered a “normal” astigmatism can be treated and corrected with contact lenses and glasses that are prescribed to the patient. Irregular astigmatism is less common and affects the cornea. It can be treated through application of gas permeable contact lenses or cornea related procedures.
Medication – The doctor may prescribe atropine containing eye drops that will temporarily blur out the vision of the dominant eye. This is a harmless procedure so your brain gradually starts favoring your lazy eye.
Patching –This is a method commonly used in children. An eye patch is placed on his/her dominant eye until the amblyopia is cured. This procedure forces the use of the lazy eye since the dominant eye can’t see.