15. Is it true that there are certain conditions, like lazy eye, where the patient is too old, or it’s too late to intervene with vision training?

 

What is commonly called “lazy eye” is technically amblyopia where one eye doesn’t see as clearly as the other eye even with proper glasses or contact lenses. Amblyopia can occur with or without strabismus, which is a crossing or turning of the eyes. Strabismus is sometimes attributed to one or more weak eye muscles, however the problem is normally (initially at least) a defective neurological signal to the involved muscle(s) rather than to an actual muscular abnormality.

With later ambloypia training you commonly won’t have as much improvement as you would have had at a younger age (but success can come easier when you can appreciate the results and you’re motivated).

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