A 37-year-old member asked:
I have a lazy eye. my eyes keep going out of focus. is this normal?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Kiraanswered
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
It can be: Many cases of amblyopia are due to differences in refraction between the eyes or grossly out of focus eyes. Sometimes, it is caused by farsightedness and a common complaint is variable focus. Getting a careful refraction for glasses can go a long ways towards comfort.
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Dr. Andrew Shatzanswered
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
See an eye doctor: A lazy eye may still see somewhat well, and if not dealt with, can cause the vision in both eyes to seem difficult. Additionally, since only one eye is doing most of the work, if it is not completely in focus (for example, if you need a new prescription for glasses or contacts), you may notice it very easily. Have your eyes examined and discuss options available to decrease these symptoms.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Can you switch focusing eyes if you have lazy eye?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Bradleyanswered
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 20 years experience
Sometimes: Some people have alternating fixation with their strabismus and they can switch eyes while focusing.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 13, 2016
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