Ambylopia

Ambylopia

Amblyopia is commonly referred to as a "lazy eye". It is not actually the eye that has become lazy; it is the special vision parts of the brain. The brain can only learn to see as clearly as the picture given to it by the eyes. If the brain has not been given a sharp, clear picture by the eye because of astigmatism then it cannot learn to see clearly. If spectacles are worn to help focus the light then amblyopia may be prevented. Sometimes however even with correct spectacles vision may still be blurred. This is because the brain has not developed the power to see clearly. This is called amblyopia.