If your child stumbles when they walk, braces themselves on stairs, and has trouble keeping their eyes on the ball during play, it could be more than just general clumsiness — they may have a “lazy eye,” or amblyopia. If you notice your child struggling, our team at Sightwork can help them overcome amblyopia for a better quality of life.

Child with Lazy Eye

What is Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)?

Amblyopia is the most common cause of impaired vision in children. This condition affects your child’s ability to accurately perceive the world around them, causing them to try and compensate for their lazy eye, resulting in certain symptoms and behaviors. Because vision is our dominant sense, amblyopia affects the entire body, not just the visual system.

Signs of amblyopia could include:

  • An eye that wanders in one direction or doesn’t face straight
  • Limited depth perception and spatial awareness
  • Squinting one eye
  • Head tilting
  • Headaches
  • Poor handwriting
  • Reading fatigue or delayed comprehension
  • Reduced sight
Amblyopia Affect Your Quality of Life

How Does Amblyopia Affect Your Quality of Life?

If your child has amblyopia, it can negatively impact their childhood by hindering their ability to learn and prevent them from enjoying stress-free extracurricular activities. Even if they are in occupational or physical therapy, they also need the proper treatment for their eyes to fully improve. Because of amblyopia’s effects on your child’s vision, things like riding a bike, playing sports, thriving in the classroom, and driving when they’re older will all be more difficult, compared to their peers, if it is not treated.

Amblyopia Affect Your Quality of Life

How Can Vision Therapy Treat a Lazy Eye?

Vision therapy is an effective lazy eye treatment that helps patients improve their depth perception, visual tracking, focusing ability, eye fixation, and hand-eye coordination — all without surgery. Our comprehensive approach involves having your child complete activities and exercises using advanced technology, like virtual reality, vectograms, and more. These therapies target and strengthen your child’s visual skills to improve their sight so they can have more freedom and flexibility in their life.

A common amblyopia treatment is the placement of an eye patch over their stronger eye to force the brain to use the lazy eye. While this method can be successful in helping the eye to read the eye chart, using vision therapy to help improve your child’s lazy eye is uniquely beneficial to all of the visual skills. Our therapy exercises train your child’s eyes to work together, decreasing or eliminating the need for frequent eye patching, which can reduce self-consciousness related to wearing the patch.

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Why Trust Sightwork for Vision Therapy?

At Sightwork, our highly trained specialists use a Functional Vision Evaluation to gauge exactly where your child’s vision abilities are, so we can build a customized therapy plan for their lazy eye. We tailor your child’s plan to their individual needs and lifestyle, create a therapeutic schedule so each session helps them improve, and collaborate with others involved in their care, such as their occupational therapist. Our practitioners also continue to stay on the cutting edge of vision therapy, and some are certified in Syntonics, an innovative and effective light therapy treatment. We aim to always provide the most engaging (and fun!) treatments for conditions like amblyopia to give your child all the tools they need to grow stronger through sight.

Success Stories

“This experience has been life changing. Seeing my vision improve significantly in just a matter of 8 weeks of therapy has led to a confidence boost as well as brought on a sense of positivity in my attitude overall. Other doctors I had previously visited had let me to believe my eyes couldn’t improve and would continue to deteriorate over time. Sightwork’s vision therapy program has proved all of them wrong.”

Google Reviews

ReneeRenee
19:43 13 Jul 22
Amazing results! My daughter's vision and school performance improved tremendously. Her confidence increased. SightWork is just amazing and the therapists are so wonderful to work with.
Josie H.Josie H.
17:50 15 Apr 22
This was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Through 6 months of vision therapy, my amazing therapist, Lauren, and doctor, Dr. Farnham, I was given the skills and strength needed to bring my vision to a place it had never been before. This took away my headaches, improved my depth perception, my reading speed went up 5 grade levels, and it helped me navigate vision during my daily life with ease. I don’t have words to describe how grateful l am! My family calls them miracle workers, and I would have to agree.
Ali HareAli Hare
20:46 18 Jan 22
My daughter is currently in 4th grade and had never read above a 1st grade level. We had worked with her 1 on 1 ourselves, gotten her tutoring, worked with her teachers, and were in the process of trying see if she had dyslexia. Nothing seemed to work. I took her to the eye dr for something else and they discovered she had accommodative insufficiency, or something like that, and we were told she needed eye therapy. I almost cried bc I was so happy to finally have answers as to why my very bright daughter could not read. Fast forward to now…we are about 1/3 of the way thru therapy and we have seen so much improvement! Even her teachers have remarked on how much she has improved. Her confidence as well as her abilities… I wish there was more awareness of this problem since it was the first I had ever heard of it, and never considered it could be something so “simple”.Now as for my review of the place itself…it’s gorgeous. Everything is set up so well, very clean, and the staff is SOOO friendly and accommodating. We will miss Ashley! But I know we are in good hands. Well worth every penny. Thanks so much!
Trevor RunyonTrevor Runyon
17:37 03 Dec 21
I found Sightwork after experiencing a brain injury in a car accident. When I started therapy, I was unable to drive, go to stores, use screens, or do much of anything. I was really struggling with my vision due to the brain injury. Everybody at Sightwork was so friendly, patient, and honest about the fact that results would take some time and effort on my part. What I found is that by committing myself to doing the exercises as many days of each week that they suggested I do them and pushing through some of the discomfort I experienced (some discomfort is to be expected in the process), that results did come and over the six months of therapy I regained my ability to drive, I can now go out more, and I’m getting my life back as it was before the accident. I highly recommend Sightwork to anybody who needs them. If you do the work, you will definitely see results. Thank you Cara and Dr. Farnham!
Damon KosofskyDamon Kosofsky
16:57 19 Oct 21
What a great experience at Sightwork. Lauren was amazing! Our 8 yr old saw incredible gains from beginning to end. Highly recommend.
Kay DentonKay Denton
19:54 12 May 21
We had an excellent experience with Sight Works! Everyone was very helpful! I got to see hands on how the exercises work and how they helped my granddaughter. She has improved 100 % and is reading really well and able to stay on task with math. She said this was a really cool place!! Thanks for all your help and encouragement’
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Vision Therapy in Denver, NC

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Monday: 
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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