Aligning Your Vision: The Essentials of Strabismus Therapy

Before we get into what strabismus therapy is, let’s figure out who could benefit from it. This will help us understand more about the treatment.

  • Do you or someone you know have eyes that don’t look in the same direction at the same time?
  • Have you noticed one or both eyes turning in, out, up, or down?
  • Do you have trouble focusing on objects or get double vision?
  • Are you a parent worried about your child’s eyes not lining up right?
  • Have you been told you have “crossed eyes” or “lazy eye”?
  • Do you get headaches or eye strain from trying to focus?

If you said ‘yes’ to any of these, then strabismus therapy might be something to think about.


WHAT IS STRABISMUS?

Strabismus is when the eyes don’t line up correctly. One eye might turn in, out, up, or down while the other eye looks straight ahead. This can make it hard to see properly and focus on things.


WHAT IS STRABISMUS THERAPY?

Strabismus therapy is a way to help the eyes work together better. It includes exercises and sometimes special glasses or patches. The goal is to make the eyes stronger and improve the way they move.


HOW DOES STRABISMUS THERAPY WORK?

The therapy works by:

  • Strengthening Eye Muscles: Exercises help make the muscles that control eye movement stronger.
  • Improving Focus: It teaches the eyes to focus together on the same object.
  • Correcting Eye Position: The therapy can help the eyes learn to stay aligned.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM STRABISMUS THERAPY?

People who might need this therapy include:

  • Children with crossed eyes or lazy eye.
  • Adults who have had strabismus since they were kids.
  • People who got strabismus from an injury or other health issue.

TYPES OF STRABISMUS THERAPY

There are different types of therapy, like:

  • Eye Exercises: These are special exercises to make your eye muscles work better.
  • Patching: Covering the stronger eye to make the weaker one work harder.
  • Glasses: Sometimes special glasses can help the eyes focus together.

OUR APPROACH TO STRABISMUS THERAPY

We believe in a personalized approach to strabismus therapy. Along with exercises and treatments, we focus on each person’s unique needs. We might also suggest regular check-ups to see how the therapy is working.


NEED HELP OR MORE INFORMATION?

If you think strabismus therapy could help you or someone you know, check out our full blog post. We’re here to provide information and support for those dealing with strabismus.

Remember, having eyes that work well together is important for seeing clearly and comfortably. Strabismus therapy might be the key to improving your vision and eye coordination. Let’s explore how this therapy can help you or your child see better.

For general information about eye health and vision therapy and how it can effect you, visit our page on vision therapy.

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