Strabismus (also known as cross-eyed) is a vision condition that occurs when a person can not align both eyes simultaneously. One or both eyes deviates from the ideal axis and may turn in any direction. It seriously impacts both vision, as well as social quality of life, especially children who are subjected to bullying more in school. However, there is good news: it can oftentimes be successfully treated with vision therapy, surgery or combination of both.
Treatment can be done in different ways and it is usually done by a trained professional and combines different approaches. In most severe cases, strabismus surgery is required to align the eyes, yet it is often followed with vision therapy exercises to strengthen the eyes and teach the brain how to use both eyes together. In occasional squint or mild strabismus, vision therapy has been proven to correct the misalignment completely.
One such vision therapy solution, that can help you train your vision at home and tackle strabismus is AmblyoPlay. It falls in the category of active vision therapy and it uses binocular dichoptic training that engages both eyes. Vision therapy in AmblyoPlay is done through playing games that stimulate the whole visual system and stimulates the eyes and strabismus in controlled movement of eyes. The training is personalized for every kid so all children receive individualized strabismus trainig they can perform using our app on computer or tablet.