About Amblyopia Treatment
Amblyopia is an eye disorder that affects both children and adults of all ages. For many years, eye experts believed that if amblyopia wasn't treated by a certain age, then visual improvement was unlikely. Thanks to modern medical and technological advancements, there are several treatments that can help address amblyopia. If you or your child are struggling with amblyopia, contact Ticho Eye Associates today. Our expert team of ophthalmologists can confirm your diagnosis with a comprehensive eye assessment and discuss all your therapy options. Reach out to any one of our locations in Chicago Ridge, IL, Tinley Park, IL, or Munster, IN.
What are the benefits of amblyopia treatment?
There are many benefits to amblyopia treatment, including:
- Improved vision
- Treatment for both children and adults
- Innovative treatment methods
- Customized procedure plans
- The ability to treat issues in children before they become permanent
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"Had two eye surgeries with Dr. Ticho. He and the staff are absolutely wonderful! Would highly recommend!"- J.M. / Facebook / May 12, 2021
"Outstanding care We came in under an emergency situation. Hadnt’t slept and the in-take person brought us coffee. From the tech to the ophthalmologist, they were caring and explained instructions very clearly to my aging memory- deficient senior parent. They were also very thorough in conducting tests. I would highly recommend this office."- J.O. / Google / Nov 18, 2022
"Best place to go for eye care, very clean & professional :)"- A.J. / Google / Sep 21, 2022
"Nicole was wonderful in Munster, the office is gorgeous, the staff is so professional and nice, Dr Ticho as always is the best! Thank you!"- A.G. / Google / Aug 27, 2022
Who is a candidate for amblyopia treatment?
Candidates for amblyopia treatment may be both children and adults needing to restore vision issues that have been caused by amblyopia. The exact treatment may vary depending upon the age of the patient, the severity of the condition, and if any other vision issues are present. Our team at Ticho Eye Associates will provide a thorough consultation to evaluate your condition and determine a personalized treatment plan that will best fit you or your child's needs.
Types of Treatments
The most common forms of treating amblyopia include prescription eyeglasses and patching. These treatments help increase visual acuity in both eyes but are typically more effective in mild cases. We have discovered that by incorporating vision therapy in combination with these traditional methods, patients are more likely to experience improvement. Vision therapy works by training the brain to use both eyes in order to improve binocular vision. At Ticho Eye Associates, our skilled team of ophthalmologists will create a custom treatment plan that is designed to address your unique needs and vision concerns.
Amblyopia Treatment FAQ
Can amblyopia get worse with age?
Yes, amblyopia can worsen with age. Although it typically starts in childhood, amblyopia can continue into adulthood if left untreated. This is why we recommend seeking professional help at Ticho Eye Associates at the onset of symptoms.
Can amblyopia affect both eyes?
Though it is somewhat uncommon, amblyopia can affect both eyes. As the leading cause of decreased vision in children, it can occur from birth to age seven.
How do I know which amblyopia treatment is right for me or my child?
During a thorough consultation at our facility, our skilled eye care professionals will evaluate your condition in order to determine the best course of treatment. Treatment may be dependent upon the severity of your condition, if both eyes are affected, and your level of vision. We will curate a personalized treatment plan that is ideal for you or your child.
effective amblyopia therapy
Ticho Eye Associates in Chicago Ridge, IL, Tinley Park, IL, and Munster, IN offer the latest therapy options for amblyopia. If you or your loved one are experiencing lazy eye or having trouble with your eyesight, contact our eye care center today. Our team is here to provide you with the state-of-the-art eye care you deserve. Achieving healthier vision for those with amblyopia has never been easier, thanks to innovative eye therapy.
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