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is it safe to wear only one contact lens if i have a lazy eye

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
De[ends: If you are older and out of the amblyogenic (amblyopia susceptible) age range then wearing a contact lens in the better seeing eye poses no problem to ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: The color of the eyes is not related to the alignment or presence of amblyopia.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: If the weaker eye is blurred then the lens should go on that eye. If both eyes are blurred then possibly both eyes may need lenses. The goal is to i ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: A "lazy" eye has lowered vision because the brain has learned to ignore its image. One cause of this is an eye significantly hyperopic compared to th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
Yes: But a "lazy" eye may not be corrected to 20/20 if it is amblyopic.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Yes: If a soft contact lens corrects your lazy eye, then laser eye surgery may be a good treatment option.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Colored contact lens shouldn't worsen amblyopia. Amblyopia is treated by forcing the brain to use the weaker eye and/or correcting the weaker eye's v ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: There might be some improvement if you are hyperopic (need + (plus) lenses) in which case correction with the proper glasses or contacts could move th ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: We often put a balance lens in front of the lazy eye. This is a lens with the same power as the other eye. It makes the glasses look normal. If s ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: However the contacts will not make you see better than you do with glasses.

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