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Welcome to Lazy Eye Arcade!

Start treating amblyopia with our dichoptic contrast video games!

About Lazy Eye Arcade

LazyEye Arcade is a website that allows treatment of amblyopia using dichoptic contrast video games.  The standard treatment for amblyopia is patching, however new research shows that dichotic video games with reduced contrast can treat amblyopia in cases where patching is not working.

What does Dichotic mean?  It simply means a situation in which one eye sees part of an image, while the other eye seems another part of the image.  This is usually accomplished by using red/blue or polarized glasses.

It is important to understand that the key to this treatment is the ability to adjust the contrast of one eye.   There are many amblyopia game sites that use dichoptic viewing but do not adjust contrasts, that is why it is used under the supervision of your optometrist and requires the use of special red/blue glasses.  With the use of special glasses and instructions from your optometrists, you can treat your amblyopia at home.

See your Optometrist and Purchase your 3 month Access

Treat your Amblyopia by Playing Dichoptic Contrast Video Games

Renew your membership online each 3 months

How It Works

Simply follow our simple process below so you can begin playing our Awesome Arcade Games

You can get your LazyEye Kit (red/blue glasses and access code) from your Optometrist or from this site

You can obtain your red/blue glasses and your access code from your optometrist OR you can purchase directly from this site and we will ship your 3D glasses to you.  If you purchase your glasses directly from this site you go to the Buy Now section.  You create a username and password and enter your email.  You will then be taken to PayPal for payment using your credit card.  We will then receive an email notifying us of your purchase and we will contact you for your shipping address.   If you would like to purchase from your optometrist, send us an email and we will be happy to send you information of optometrists near you who have kits that you could purchase.

Wait for Kit

If you purchase your LazyEye Kit online you will receive access to the games section immediately, however you won’t be able to start treatment until you receive your Red/Blue glasses and receive instructions from your Optometrist.  Now is the time to book an appointment with your optometrist to get further instructions on how to use LazyEye Arcade.  We would suggest that you send us an email with your name and your optometrist’s name and we will be happy to send them information so they know you are coming to see them. Your 3 month access starts as soon as you purchase your glasses but we are happy to reset the start time after you see your optometrist.


If you receive your LazyEye Kit from your Optometrist you will receive a discount code in it.  Go to the Buy Now Section and you will see a place to create your username, password and email.  Use the discount code to here and it will create your LazyEye Arcade account.

Sign In

Once you have created an account all you need to do is sign in to access the game portal

Play Games

Once you have signed in you can go ahead an play the games.  You will start with Snake and you can unlock other games like Frogger, Space Invaders and Pacman.  Follow the instructions from you optometrist for the contrast, eye settings and length of playing time.  Don’t forget to wear your red/blue glasses when you play.

Renew Login

Your login will expire 3 months after initial purchase, but don’t worry! You can renew your login information online by purchasing a renewal pass so you can continue treatment.


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What is Amblyopia/Lazy Eye?

Amblyopia is the medical term used when the vision in one of the eyes is reduced because the eye and the brain are not working together properly.  The eye itself looks normal, but it is not being used normally because the brain is favouring the other eye.  This condition is also sometimes called lazy eye.

Amblyopia will occur when the visual input to the retina of one eye is impaired.  There are three causes for amblyopia:
1.    Anisometropia:  This is when one eye has a much stronger refractive error (prescription) than the other eye resulting in blurred vision in one eye.  This is the most common cause of amblyopia and the type that LazyEye Arcade can help with.
2.    Strabismis:  This occurs when one eye points in a different direction than the other eye resulting in the brain suppressing (or turning off) the image to that eye to prevent double vision.
3.    Deprivational:  This is when some form of opacity in the optics of the eye impairs the image to one eye.  The most common cause for this is a cataract.

How is amblyopia treated?

Treating amblyopia involves forcing the child to use the eye with weaker vision. The current standard treatment for amblyopia is patching.

A patch is worn over the stronger eye for a few hours each day for weeks to months. This therapy forces the child to use the eye with amblyopia. Patching stimulates vision in the weaker eye and helps parts of the brain involved in vision develop more completely.

Patching works well for most individuals but there are some factors that may yield less than ideal results:  Patching may not work very well or at all in older children or adults.  Improvements gained with patching can sometimes regress with time.  Patching does not tend to improve stereopsis (3D vision) very much.  Some individuals will plateau at a certain level with patching.

Dichoptic (die-cop-tick) vision training as a new treatment for amblyopia.

Research in the past 15 years has shown techniques using dichoptic contrast video games which seem to provide an additional form of treatment for amblyopia. Dichoptic video games provide a situation in which one eye views part of the video game and the other eye another part of the video game – so you need to use both eyes together to play the game.

Studies show that this treatment with dichoptic contrast video games can get additional vision improvements in older children and adults, can improve vision that has plateaued with patching, provides improvement that doesn’t seem to regress after stopping and provides better stereopsis (3D vision).

Hey! Want to try LazyEye Arcade?

Try a Demo here.

This allows full access to the game features but only allow you to play the games for a few seconds.

If you would like to purchase a pair of LazyEye Arcade Red/Blue glasses you can purchase a pair for $25.  Go to the Buy Now section look for the change item and select Purchase Replacement Red/Blue glasses.


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What is LazyEye Arcade?

LAZYEYE ARCADE is a website that provides access to a portal that provides arcade style games that can used to treat amblyopia.

Does LazyEye Arcade replace patching?

Patching remains the gold standard for treating amblyopia and we do not recommend replacing your patching protocol with LAZYEYE ARCADE. LAZYEYE ARCADE uses a special type of contrast reduced dichoptic viewing and has been shown to be beneficial in cases of non-compliance with patching, where visual acuity improvement has reached a plateau and in adults where patching is infective.

What is dichoptic viewing?

Dichoptic Viewing is simply the situation when one eye seems one part of an image and the other eye sees another part of an image – thus the two eyes need to work together to see the entire image. Typically this is achieved using red/green, red/blue or polarized glasses.


This is an example of a dichopitic image. If you viewed this image through red /blue glasses you would see the body of the cat with both eyes and the red parts with one eye and the blue parts with the other eye.

How is LazyEye Arcade different than other dichoptic viewing used in Vision Therapy?

The key to LazyEye Arcade involves reducing the contrast in the non-amblyopic eye. This is important because new research seems to indicate that amblyopia may actually be a binocular problem rather than a monocular one.   This research indicates that the non-amblyopic eye actively suppresses the amblyopic image. So if you use just dichoptic images the amblyopic patient would tend to suppress the amblyopic eye to a certain extent resulting in poor results. New research has shown the key is to reduce the contrast in the non-amblyopic eye which will prevent this eye from suppressing the amblyopic eye. The key is using BOTH dichoptic viewing AND reduced contrast


This picture an  the same dichoptic cat with an example of reduced contrast.  In this case the red parts of the image would be viewed by the non-amblyopic eye.

How long does it take for LazyEye Arcade to work?

Most studies indicate that results from dichoptic contrast treatments can be achieved in 10-20 hours. If a patient is using LazyEye Arcade for 30 minutes a day, they should reach maximum benefits within 3 months.

How do I know what contrast to set the system at?

This is an important question and the key reason why patients need to monitor by an optometrist.   The optometrist will provide a tracking sheet that instructs what the contrast level should be.

What equipment is required?

Patients should wear their prescription glasses or contacts while using LazyEye Arcade. Patients will require Red/Blue glasses overtop of their current glasses or contacts. The game can be played on a laptop, desktop or mobile devices. Connection to the Internet is required.

What Research is available?

Research on dichoptic contrast treatment for amblyopia started about 10 years ago.  There are a number of studies that show the benefits but here is a quick summary.  If you are an Optometrist and would like full citations please send us an email in our contact section.  Below are listed some of the results of research using patching and various forms of dichoptic viewing, highlighted are the results for dichoptic contrast training (like that used in LazyEye Arcade).

In children:

21 hours of Non-contrast dichoptic video games: ~1 line improvement, no improvement in depth perception.

21 hours of Non-contrast dichoptic DVD watching: ~1 line improvement, no improvement in depth perception.

21 hours of non-dichoptic video game: ~1 line improvement, no improvement in depth perception.

In Adults (15 years and older)

14 hours with contrast dichoptic video games: ~2 lines improvement and 4X improvement in depth perception.

14 hours with patching and video games = ~0.5 line improvement and no stereo improvement

20 hours patching without video games: No vision  improvement.

20 hours patching while playing video games: ~1.25lines VA improvement

40 hours patching while playing video games: ~1.5lines VA improvement

Can I try it out?

Yes. There is a demo version that is available on our website at LazyEye Arcade. This allows full access to all the games and features of the game, however it will only allow you to play each game for 10 seconds. With each order of 5 LazyEye Arcade kits we will provide you with one free pair of red/blue glasses that you can use to demonstrate LazyEye Arcade to patients. If you would simply like to purchase a set of LazyEye Arcade Red/Blue glasses the cost is $25.

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How much does LazyEye Arcade Cost?

One LazyEye Arcade Kit

Includes:  Red/Blue Glasses, 3 Month Access Code, case, microfibre cloth


Five LazyEye Arcade Kits: OPTOMETRIST ONLY

Each Include: Red/Blue Glasses, 3 month Access code, case, microfibre cloth

Also include 1 pair of Red/Blue Glasses to use for in office demonstration.


Ten LazyEye Arcade Kits: OPTOMETRIST ONLY

Each Include: Red/Blue Glasses, 3 month Access code, case, microfibre cloth

Also include 2 pairs of Red/Blue Glasses to use for in office demonstration.

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Twenty LazyEye Arcade Kits: OPTOMETRIST ONLY

Each Include: Red/Blue Glasses, 3 Month Access Code, Case, Microfibre cloth

Also include 4 pairs of Red/Blue Glasses for in-office Demonstrations


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