A 35-year-old member asked:
can glasses fix a lazy eye? how?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Chang answered
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.
Answered on Sep 5, 2015
Dr. Andrew Shatz answered
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on the cause: If the lazy eye is turned one direction due to a prescription issue, glasses can straighten it. Prism placed in the glasses lenses can treat more resistant forms. Surgical alignment of the eye at a young age is a more permanent treatment. If the lazy eye is aligned but not able to see well, patching the other at a young age may help improve the vision.
Answered on Sep 27, 2017
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