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, studies show that this is not the case and that significant improvement is possible at any age with a correct treatment plan. The speed of recovery is the fastest for 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!
Vision therapy has been found as one of the most successful methods of treating amblyopia, strabismus, and convergence insufficiency because it engages the 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 the training program is absolutely essential.
Perfect for patients of all ages above 3 years. Yes, it works for adults, too!
Helps improve all 6 core visual skills required for the treatment of a broad range of problems.
Using AmblyoPlay® not only improves vision but also slows further deterioration.
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 brain. Brain plasticity is at its peak in childhood, when improvements are also 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 works for patients above the age of 3 years – and yes, it does work for adults as well, just the speed of improvement diminishes with age.
It has been successfully used to treat the following problems:
While it is an extensive list, it is not exclusive. AmblyoPlay can help with other problems and please do reach out if you’re not sure if it is for you at [email protected]!
For many years practitioners worldwide helped adult patients with vision therapy, despite the professional medical community dismissing any such possibilities. The research outside of their practical experience was scarce, but over the last years and decades, scientific research has grown significantly. There are several prominent studies that have since dismissed this practice of “NOTHING CAN BE DONE!” that has caused severe consequences to many adults who missed out on effective patient care. Indeed, studies have proven that significant improvements in visual acuity and stereo acuity were recorded at all ages up to 69!
Should you be interested in exploring this topic in more detail, here is a selection of relevant research for the treatment of adults.
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 the 12-month AmblyoPlay® Box, which offers enough time both to achieve results, as well as to stabilize vision so that the problem won’t come back after stopping the treatment!
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