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If you, too, are an adult with a lazy eye, here are 6 games and activities you can play to stimulate your lazy eye:
- Doing puzzles
- Painting mandalas
- Reading a book
- Scrapbooking crafts
- Alphabet soup
These activities and games promote fine motor skills (such as painting or making crafts). Besides being beneficial for attention (such as reading or doing word searches), they are activities of great precision (such as sewing, making mandalas, or scrapbooking), which demand maximum visual attention and hand-eye coordination (between the eye and the hand).
Now we have the perfect excuse to relax while enjoying some of these games and activities for the lazy eye.
#1 Doing Puzzles
Doing a puzzle can be an excellent way to stimulate the lazy eye, especially if we cover the opposite eye and allow the amblyopic eye to force itself to identify the puzzle pieces.
In this way, we will motivate the lazy eye to focus on the small details of the images of each piece and the shape of each of these.
If we want to challenge ourselves, we can choose a puzzle with more and smaller pieces. Doing puzzles can be a delightful and pleasurable activity for adults with Lazy Eye.
#2 Painting Mandalas
Who said coloring is only for kids? Plenty of coloring books for adults, including mandalas, can be a perfect excuse to find that time of day for ourselves and relax while choosing our favorite mandala and some colors.
Coloring inside the lines, especially if we wear a patch that covers our dominant eye, will allow our lazy eye to strain to delimit the boundaries of each line of the drawing and identify every detail.
The more details our mandala has, the more intense the exercise will be for our amblyopic eye. So if you do not want to despair at first, try first with a mandala with larger strokes.
Reading our favorite book can also become an activity that stimulates our lazy eye, especially if the other eye is covered while reading.
In this way, we will give all the prominence to our amblyopic eye so that it can provide us with the information coming from the words of our book thanks to the identification of each letter and the movement made by the eye during the reading of each page.
Did you know that to thread a needle, you need 3D vision? Because working with a needle requires a lot of precision and good hand-eye coordination.
If you like sewing and enjoy threading and needles, don’t hesitate to include sewing as an activity to stimulate your stereoscopic vision.
# 5 Scrapbooking crafts
Scrapbooking crafts intrinsically involve many near-vision activities, such as drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing stickers, stamps, etc.
And any of these activities can benefit the development of visual attention, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination.
Suppose we perform activities such as scrapbooking with a dominant eye patch. In that case, our amblyopic eye will make a special effort to achieve a tremendous scrapbooking job.
#6 Alphabet Soup
Doing alphabet soup exercises language, attention, concentration, semantic memory and patience, and visuoperception.
If we also use an eye patch when we spend time doing alphabet soup, we will stimulate the lazy eye to work on its focus.
Of course, these games and activities are separate from the treatment and routine of visual therapy to stimulate the lazy eye and should be considered a small contribution.
If in doubt, contact an eye specialist for advice regarding your case.
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