We talked with Eva’s mom about her daughter’s journey. In this interview blog post, we explore the story of Eva, a 12-year-old girl who has harnessed the power of AmblyoPlay vision therapy to treat her strabismus. Strabismus, a condition characterized by misaligned eyes, can significantly impact one’s vision and depth perception. However, AmblyoPlay’s innovative approach has given Eva renewed hope for a clearer vision and improved eye coordination.
How did you come across AmblyoPlay vision therapy?
We did an internet search on vision therapy to see what options we could find for our daughter. AmblyoPlay sounded like it could be very beneficial for her.
Can you share what kind of vision problem Eva is treating?
Since she was young, she has had strabismus where her left eye turns in. It wasn’t an obvious issue for a long time, until she started complaining about double vision.
Did you take any previous approaches for curing your child’s condition?
Yes, we took her to 3 different eye exams, each one giving her different results. The glasses we eventually got for her didn’t help, but rather made matters worse.
How is the progress going?
Our daughter started off excited, but quickly lost interest in the games after awhile. Being so close to the teen years, I think it was just a bit too childish for her, and she started feeling worse when doing the training rather than better.
This was most likely due to her attitude about it, and the stress involved of trying to get her to do the exercises. So we allowed her to take a break from it until she could do it again with a better attitude, because stress will not help vision at all! After getting back into it, she began to enjoy it again. Listening to her favorite music in the background really helped her to enjoy the vision therapy time.
For how long you have been using the AmblyoPlay and what are the outcomes?
She has been using AmblyoPlay for almost 6 months now. Her left eye started out at 20/32 and right eye at 20/50. After about 5 months, her vision went to 20/20 in both eyes. We are still waiting for another exam from the eye doctor to see if anything has changed there. Although she still deals with some double vision, her complaining about it has definitely diminished!
What is your overall experience with AmblyoPlay?
Overall, I think the exercises have been helping her vision since she’s stopped being bothered so much by the double vision. However, we are a bit disappointed that after almost 6 months, she has not “graduated” into using the red/green glasses. She’s still working with monocular vision exercises. I am hoping she’ll get a chance to practice with the binocular exercises before our time runs out. I’m hoping using the glasses will help her eyes to begin working together better.
Would you recommend AmblyoPlay to others?
I would definitely recommend AmblyoPlay as a good option to others who are struggling with their vision.
Eva’s mom suggests that adding some different games after awhile, or changing themes, or something, would help to keep the interest up in the training. She explained that her daughter got bored pretty quickly, and she thinks that new games or fun theme changes could have helped her to keep it up a bit better.