A 42-year-old member asked:
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I've got a slight lazy eye. Are there glasses i can get to correct it?

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Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience in 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 age. If "lazy eye" means an eye that never developed normally and has poor vision (amblyopia), then -- no-- no spectacle will fix it.
Answered on Feb 2, 2014

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
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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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Dr. James Ferguson
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Define lazy: Some use the term to describe one eye drifting away fro the focus point. Many use it to designate when the brain has decided to decrease the accepted ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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Maybe,maybe not: Ambliopia (lazy eye) is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
35 years experience in 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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