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Do glasses or contacts help with a lazy eye

A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
They can: If the root cause of amblyopia is due to poor focus, astigmatism or eyes turning in (esotropia) from accommodation then glasses and / or contact lense ... Read More
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Helps to eliminate refractive error. This can balance eyes and prevent amblyopia. Also help with fusion if the images from both eyes are clearer.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Lazy eye: Ophthalmologists often use eyeglasses to treat strabismus or lazy eye.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: If you are referring to lining the eyes up so they point in the same direction, that might be possible with a skilled eye muscle surgery. The other is ... Read More
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes and no: Surgery, glasses or contacts will not help improve vision in an eye that has not developed properly due to malalignment. This is called strabismic am ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Contacts can provide the optical correction part of the treatment especially at distance but may need to supplemented with reading glasses. Patching o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Sometimes: Depends on the cause, vision, and amount of eye deviation. Sometimes glasses can be made to get the eyes to look straight ahead.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to happen: At a listed age of 35, it is likely this issue has gone on too long for you to regain lost vision.Glasses can help kids regain vision if it is used be ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Some forms for lazy eye, such as that associated with a difference in glasses prescription between eyes, respond well to glasses alone. Other causes ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on age: And underlying cause of the "lazy eye" if by "lazy eye" you mean an eye that is not straight, some types can be compensated with glasses at a young a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably not: Lazy eye is a non-specific term. It can mean amblyopia, ptosis or strabismis. None of these conditions can be corrected with glasses in adults.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: A 'lazy' eye is one with diminished vision compared to the other eye. There is a tendency for drift out of position with this; and this can increase ... Read More
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