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A 19-year-old male asked:

I have a lazy eye. what should i do now to prevent my eyes getting deviated?

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Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kimanswered
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Use contact lenses: There are mainly two types of lazy eyes. One caused by deviation of the eye allignment called "strabismus", and the other caused by signinficant difference in prescription between the two eyes called "anisometropia". With strabismus, eye is already deviated and you will need surgery to make them straight. With anisometropia, using proper prescription contact lenses is the key.
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Dr. John Destafeno
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Glasses and exercise: If your vision is not clear and you need glasses, this may help the "lazy" eye remain straight. Sometimes, there needs to be a prism in your glasses to keep your eyes straight. There are some vision exercises that can help as well. Visit your local eye doctor for assistance.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2015

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