Medically recognized alternative treatments for amblyopia, or lazy eye, are not common. One alternative that has yet to be widely tested or acknowledged is acupuncture. A Korean clinical trial provided acupuncture and herbal medication to participants for a three month period. They found that the vision of participants did improve. Keep in mind, this option hasn't been studied in depth yet. It may be awhile before doctors can conclude whether it's a good treatment option for amblyopia.