In order to improve vision, the weakened muscles in the affected eye or eyes must be put to work. Several treatments may be used alone or in combination, depending on the type, severity, and cause of strabismus, including:
Eyeglasses or contact lenses – this method may help people who have crossed eyes due to an uncorrected farsightedness
Injected medication –commonly known as Botox, the injection relaxes the contracted muscles in the eyes, making it easier for eyes to focus where they need to.
Surgery – straightens and realigns muscles in the eyes; this method has a high success rate although it is expensive and involves more risk than other options.
Patching or covering the better-seeing eye – similar to eye drops or ointment, this method works to strengthen the weakened eye.