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Why do some kids have tape over one of their eye glasses lens?

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Dr. Joseph Barakeh
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Amblyopia/Strabismus

I agree with dr. Block that some kids have one "lazy" eye that needs to be made to work by occluding the "good" eye with tape, a patch, or drops.
Vision therapy (VT) may or may not work to improve visual function, but prolonged attempts at VT may delay needed surgery if the eyes become misaligned. Any such patient needs to be seen by a pediatric ophthalmologist before therapy decisions are made.

In brief: Amblyopia/Strabismus

I agree with dr. Block that some kids have one "lazy" eye that needs to be made to work by occluding the "good" eye with tape, a patch, or drops.
Vision therapy (VT) may or may not work to improve visual function, but prolonged attempts at VT may delay needed surgery if the eyes become misaligned. Any such patient needs to be seen by a pediatric ophthalmologist before therapy decisions are made.
Dr. Joseph Barakeh
Dr. Joseph Barakeh
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Amblyopia

When one eye stops working right, the doctor will often cover the good eye to force the bad eye to start working again.
The cause of this is because the 2 eyes don't work together & it is easier to see with one eye than 2 that make you see double. Vision therapy with a developmental optometrist can often fix the problem.

In brief: Amblyopia

When one eye stops working right, the doctor will often cover the good eye to force the bad eye to start working again.
The cause of this is because the 2 eyes don't work together & it is easier to see with one eye than 2 that make you see double. Vision therapy with a developmental optometrist can often fix the problem.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Suggest consultation with a medical doctor ophthalmologist at first sign of any amblyopia or lasy eye because if this condition is not found and treated before the age of four to six years of age, permanent loss of vision in one eye can develop.
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