We’ve written quite a bit about amblyopia, or lazy eye, over the last several years. In the course of blogging repeatedly on the topic, we’ve created some exceptional posts that have generated a lot of traffic. Here are our top 10 posts in terms of website views and social media shares.
1. How to Fix a Lazy Eye: It CAN Be Done
One of our most popular posts, this article has been viewed over 80,000 times since it was written. It explains why lazy eye is a functional vision problem, and how poorly developed binocular vision is its root cause.
2. The Shocking Truth About Lazy Eye Correction in Adults
The biggest shocker to people with amblyopia is that it can treated in adults. In this post, our favorite neuroscientist Dr. Susan Barry explains the root cause behind the misconception that lazy eye problems can only be cured in children.
3. Is There a Lazy Eye Test?
Can the Snellen Eye Chart be used to test for lazy eye? It can, but unfortunately, children often go undiagnosed. Why? It’s not the fault of the test or the tester - sometimes it’s actually the children taking the test. See what we mean in the post, along with other ways to detect amblyopia.
4. Are Video Games a Lazy Way to Treat Lazy Eye?
Much has been written about video games and the possible therapeutic effects they can have on lazy eye. In this post, we explore a study that appeared back in 2013 and was featured in an article in Gizmag. It involves the use of video games and specially designed glasses in the treatment of lazy eye.
5. The Difference Between Crossed Eye and Lazy Eye
Often confused, strabismus (crossed eye) and lazy eye (amblyopia) have some subtle and not-so-subtle differences. No wonder we can’t get to the root cause of amblyopia. People have trouble even understanding what defines lazy eye in the first place!
6. 15 Things About Lazy Eye in Children that Surprise Parents
This post includes a litany of surprising facts about amblyopia. Some of the surprises include amblyopia will affect a child’s ability to see in three dimensions, and can actually occur as a result of strabismus in some cases.
7. Discovery of Lazy Eye a Surprise for Family
It’s no surprise that parents often don’t notice amblyopia, or lazy eye. Case in point, Maya. In this success story, we introduce you to Maya and her family, and explain how and why her lazy eye went undetected. “We never thought anything was wrong,” her mother says.
8. Why Does Vision Therapy Work for a Lazy Eye?
You wouldn’t expect a vision therapist to post at length about amblyopia without explaining how vision therapy can provide a solution. In this post, we cut to the chase of why vision therapy works, and why patching may only be temporarily effective without it.
9. Which Lazy Eye Therapy Should You Choose?
Patching. Vision therapy. Glasses. They are all treatment options for lazy eye. But which should you choose? We provide a somewhat surprising answer in this post that focuses on treatment.
10. Teachers Surprised by Impact of the “Hidden Learning Disability”
While this post isn’t specifically about amblyopia, it is amazing to see its featured video clip. The video shows what happens when teachers experience simulated functional vision problems, including amblyopia. Watch it, and see if you notice your own children’s frustration in the clip.
Ok, there you have it - our top 10 posts on amblyopia. Don’t think we’re done blogging on the subject, however. We’ll keep ‘em coming until everyone is familiar with the condition, especially how to treat it.
If that wasn’t enough, you can also click below for our report about amblyopia, which includes finding some valuable links to research on the topic.