New Lens Technology to Help Treat Amblyopia

Introducing the NEW neuro-functional lens: The SHAW lenses are perfect for patients with lazy eyes, turned eyes or large prescription differences between their eyes.

It uses specialized measurements to take into account how your eyes move together, and balance image size differences that are caused by unequal spectacle prescriptions.

When your glasses make the images different sizes, your brain has to fight to focus on each word – and that’s made more difficult when the eye scans from the end of one sentence back to the start of the next. This is why it is so important to have a lens that balances the images so they’re the same size.

What are the benefits?

By simply wearing the SHAW lenses, you will experience an improvement in:

How does it help with lazy eye?

Studies show that by simply wearing SHAW lenses, vision in a lazy eye can show marked improvements in a matter of months without patching. Amblyopia (or lazy eye) is caused by an image in one eye that is not synching with the image in the other eye. The SHAW lenses provide the lazy eye with an ‘equal footing’ to the leading eye, which allows the eyes to integrate the images more easily.

Research shows that the use of a SHAW lens enhances binocular (two-eyed) vision, and is preferred to patching as a first step in the treatment of amblyopia. In addition to treatment with a SHAW lens, today’s best practice approach for the treatment of amblyopia involves training of the visual brain through office-based vision therapy. For more information, visit:

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