A 16-year-old member asked:
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do glasses or contacts help with a lazy eye?

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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 lenses can be curative.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
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.
Answered on Jan 20, 2017
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Sometimes: Depends on the cause, vision, and amount of eye deviation. Sometimes glasses can be made to get the eyes to look straight ahead.

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