For Adults

Vision therapy works for adults too!

Have you ever heard your optometrist or ophthalmologist say that you are too old for vision therapy and to improve your lazy eye (or amblyopia), strabismus or convergence insufficiency? Well, the studies showed that this is not the case and that significant improvement is possible at any age with correct treatment plan. The speed of recovery is the fastest with children who are at the peak of their brain plasticity, yet the brain does not lose its ability to retrain completely – it just loses speed!

Critical period for binocular vision

Admittedly, age plays an important role when it comes to treatment of binocular vision problems. At the core of these treatments is brain plasticity, which can be described as the ability of the brain to relearn, retrain and rebuild neurological links – in this case between the eye and the visual centres inside the brains. Brain plasticity is at its peak in the childhood and in that period the improvements are the fastest. However, longstanding belief that brain plasticity stops completely after that period have been dismissed by several studies that showed that we can effectively treat vision problems such as lazy eye (or amblyopia), strabismus and convergence insufficiency at any age! The younger the patient, the faster the improvement!
AmblyoPlay Adults Vision Therapy

Melissa, 33

Shelley, ID​

Melissa is our adult user!

“So is AmblyoPlay a good program for fixing strabismus? Amblyoplay is an amazing computer based tool for vision therapy. The red/blue activities cancel perfectly with the glasses provided, making an amazing tool to break suppression and improve symptoms associated with strabismus and amblyopia.”

Adults can achieve success with vision therapy

Vision therapy has been found as one of the most successful methods of treating amblyopia, strabismus and convergence insufficiency, because it engages visual system actively. Not only does it work for adults as well – some studies even speculated that in some cases, adults can achieve even better results because of higher self-discipline which leads to improved compliance and general maturity of the patient. For successful vision therapy adherence to training program is absolutely essential.
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AmblyoPlay adult vision therapy

Can AmblyoPlay help adults?

Oftentimes we receive questions whether AmblyoPlay can be used to treat vision problems of adult patients. It absolutely can! Not only that – AmblyoPlay is already being used by numerous adult patients (30% of all our users are adults) who are seeing great improvements from our home-based vision therapy. The methods that work for kids work just the same for adults, they only take a little longer! On average, adult patients opt mostly for 12-month AmblyoPlay Box, which offers enough time both to achieve results, as well as to stabilize the vision so that the problem won’t come back after stopping with the treatment!

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