Why the Misconception Over Lazy Eye Correction for Adults. Amblyopia can be treated, often through a combination of vision therapy, corrective lenses and patching (we'll get into specifics in a bit). However, there is a misconception that treatment can only work with children. The treatment for the last hundred years has involved patching of the fellow sighted eye, under the rationale of forcing the “lazy” eye to work. Not too long.