Amblyopia realities and hope – through the eyes of a graphic designer
When experienced graphics designer, Rebecca Sherry accepted the task from VisionHelp to create an infographic that would describe the visual problem known as Amblyopia (Lazy eye), little did she know that this would be such a difficult assignment.
The difficulty for her was not only the important task of representing the visual problem in an artistic and informative manner. Instead it was the difficulty of what she learned that surprised and saddened her, particularly about so many children who must endure the side-effects of conventional occlusion Amblyopia treatment approaches even when there are advanced treatments available. The fact that so many children are diagnosed with this condition; nearly 1 in 30 and the majority are handed an eye patch to wear on their normally seeing eye, often for several hours a day with little or no regard to their emotional consequences, social stigma and often bullying when forced to wear…
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