Treatment to cure lazy eye in adults includes vision therapy and orthoptics, explains the Optometrists Network. Vision therapy retrains the eyes, while orthoptics utilizes eye muscle training procedures that focus on visual clarity and eye teaming.
Vision therapy is a form of orthoptics and works to correct visual and motor deficiencies and correct eye movements non-surgically. Vision therapy sessions for adults use optical devices, therapeutic filters, prisms and lenses, and specialized computer devices to help improve eye-focusing abilities, visual processing, eye movements, eye alignment and eye teaming, according to the Optometrists Network. The therapy focuses on repetition to improve each patient's cognitive and motor skills. Treatment may also include the use of eye patches, eye drops and eyeglasses to cure lazy eye in one or both eyes.