Vision Screening for Amblyopia in Adults

Amblyopia is a visual  dysfunction that manifests as  reduced vision typically during infancy or early childhood. But it can occur during adulthood due to various risk factors.

Amblyopia can result from any defect that causes abnormal visual stimulation due to strabismus, anisometropia, or media opacity. If not treated during childhood, it may remain with an individual as they grow in their adult life.

Patients may experience severe visual impairment that lasts their entire lives if they are not treated. Here, we will talk about adult vision screening and its role in reducing and treating amblyopia risk factors.


Amblyopia accounts visually handicapped burden of approximately 5% global population.

What is a vision screening test?

A vision screening is a series of quick tests and evaluations that might assist spot persons who might have specific eye issues. A vision screening may also involve examining basic graphics and graphs that could detect color blindness or other hidden issues, as well as tests of your eye’s response to light, muscle coordination, and visual perception.

Amblyopia can be detected directly with visual acuity tests. Responses to visual acuity testing are evaluated considering the patient’s age, capacity, and level of cooperation.

How can vision screening tests detect amblyopia risk factors?

Numerous ocular disorders, such as anisometropia, strabismus, media opacity, or diminished stereovision, frequently coexist with amblyopia but can sometimes manifest alone.

There are majorly three vision screening techniques:


Retinoscopy (Ret) is a procedure used to provide an objective measurement of a patient’s refractive error. The examiner shines light into the patient’s eye with a retinoscope and watches the reflection (reflex) off the patient’s retina. In other words, it is an objective method of refraction in which the patient is not required to explain how they see to the practitioner. Subjective refraction occurs when the doctor asks the patient about how she or he sees.

Retinoscopy mainly works on the principle of the Foucault test. A knife edge placed on the major axis of an optical system (S) intercepts a bundle of rays coming out of it in this test (S). Depending on the position of the knife edge, different light and shadow distributions can be seen on the anterior surface of the (S).


Photoscreening is the analysis of images for ocular flaws that might be related to amblyopia. An image of the child’s eyes is examined to identify eye disorders like amblyopia, refractive error, media opacities, strabismus, or other exterior eye abnormalities like ptosis.

Automated Refraction 

An automated refraction eye examination is a method for measuring how well you see and assisting your optometrist in determining the prescription (lens strength) you require to see clearly. Your optician will determine the amount of vision correction you require in your glasses or contact lenses using a machine known as an autorefractor. We’ll walk you through how it works here.

What are the benefits of vision screening?

An adult vision screening is capable of indicating serious eye illnesses in addition to detecting visual issues.

It can detect underlying reasons for symptoms like:

  • Eyes that don’t appear to be perfectly aligned
  • Squinting
  • The need to close or cover one eye to focus
  • Difficulty reading, doing close-up work, or both
  • Complaints about blurry vision
  • Blinking more often than normal
  • Moist eyes
  • Sagging eyelids
  • Redness in eyes
  • Sensitivity to light


What to do after the results?

You will be directed to an eye care professional for a more thorough eye exam and treatment if your vision screening reveals a potential vision problem. Many eye and vision conditions are easily curable, especially if caught early.

What can adults do if diagnosed with Amblyopia?


AmblyGo vision therapy software is a boon for adults with amblyopia as it is the only non-invasive amblyopia treatment for adults available today. 

The AmblyGo program includes a number of contrast-adjusted games that can improve eye coordination. The average turnaround time is two weeks for initial improvement and six to eight weeks for a satisfactory outcome.

Ophthalmologists and eye care professionals get a fully software-based Amblyopia management and treatment package from Bynocs, which adults can opt to get at the clinic or at home online.

Benefits of AmblyGo:

  • There is a 95% success rate as it treats the root cause of amblyopia symptoms
  • The symptoms won’t recur again after therapy
  • As a result of binocular therapy, your stereopsis (depth perception) improves
  • Diplopia (double vision) is cured
  • Fun and easy-to-use treatment program

This technology has aided more than 18500 individuals to get their vision stronger than before.

Contact us to know more about AmblyGo, a revolutionary non-invasive treatment for Amblyopia in adults.