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A 44-year-old member asked:

What to do if i have a lazy eye. is there like some glasses i can get to correct it?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
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.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

I've got a slight lazy eye. Are there glasses i can get to correct it?

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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
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 age. If "lazy eye" means an eye that never developed normally and has poor vision (amblyopia), then -- no-- no spectacle will fix it.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you get a lazy eye from not wearing glasses if you need to?

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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Depends on age!: Once past the age of 10, lazy eye can no longer develop!
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can glasses fix a lazy eye? How?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
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 24-year-old female asked:

Can lazy eye get worse?

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Dr. Aarthi Vinca
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Yes: Lazy eye can get worse. Depending on the source, age of person, and level of vision in the lazy eye, various treatments can be helpful. This can include patching the better eye and surgery. An evaluation by a pediatric ophthalmologist or a neuro-ophthalmologist should be performed.

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