The programmable electronic glasses can help be rectified vision in children just as well as the more traditional treatment using eye patches, a new study on “lazy eye” disease has found.
The child needs to get treatment by the age of eight or so while their eyes and brain are still evolutive or he or she could become blind in the weaker eye.
Unfortunately, getting kids to comply with lazy eye treatments like eye patches or medicated drops remains a valuable challenge for both oculist and parents alike.
The new electronic glasses combine vision improvement and occlusion. The lenses can be filled to fit a child’s vision recipe.
Three months later, groups of children showed the same amount of correction in the lazy eye, gaining two lines on a reading chart.
With these electronic impetigo glasses, the child learns that the lens will be clear again in just a few seconds so they may be more cooperative with the treatment, pediatric ophthalmology professor at Indiana University.
Parents who have struggled with drops and patching, this could be a great choice.
Study finding at AAO 2015, American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual meeting in Las Vegas.