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Can you get a lazy eye from being too tired or sleepy?

Can you get a lazy eye from being too tired or sleepy?

Amblyopia: The opposite is usually true in that the lazy eye manifests itself during periods of tiredness as some effort needs be expended to maintain ocular alignment, when glasses are removed or patient's concentration drifts, the wandering off center becomes noticable. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus refers to misalignment of the eyes. It is typically but not exclusively found in children, with up to 4% incidence in some series. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, based ...Read more


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Is it possible to develop a lazy eye from being tired?

Is it possible to develop a lazy eye from being tired?

In a sense: "lazy eye" is an eye which drifts from straight ahead usually due to visual problems from infancy and childhood. Some adults have compensated for this in the sense that they hold the eyes in a good position while alert. Those that do this can find that the eye which is seeing less well might drift if they get tired. As long as this is controlled most of the time, it can be ignored. ...Read more

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Can you get a lazy eye if something goes wrong during an eyebrow piercing?

Can you get a lazy eye if something goes wrong during an eyebrow piercing?

Sure: It is possible since the nerve (one of two) goes right through there. Recommend off center piercing. ...Read more

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Can someone get a lazy eye in adulthood?

Can someone get a lazy eye in adulthood?

Depends on what: You mean by "lazy eye". Yes, you can develop a droopy eyelid in adulthood, yes, you can develop misaligned eyes in adulthood. No, you cannot develop an amblyopic eye in adulthood. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lazy eye if you were not born that way?

Is it possible to get a lazy eye if you were not born that way?

Yes: Yes there can be many reasons for acquired lazy eye ie. You got it after having normal eyes. I would have an ophthalmologist do an exam on the eye, since it can be a variety of serious issues. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to get a lazy eye after boxing for several years?

Is it possible for a person to get a lazy eye after boxing for several years?

Yes: Boxing causes repeated trauma to the eye which usually withstands this due to a structure called the vitreous gel which holds things in place (mostly the retina). But sometimes this is not enough, the retina may detach, the vision drops and the eye drifts out of alignment - which is the term for a "lazy eye". If you must box, protect your eyes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lazy eye when you start wearing contacts?

Is it possible to get a lazy eye when you start wearing contacts?

No...: ... But it is possible for someone with a corrected "lazy eye" to lose control of it if the contact lens prescription is too weak or too strong. ...Read more

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Is it okay to get a lazy eye for short period of time?

No: Lazy eye can refer to eyes not aligned properly, then there may be a muscle weakness or cranial nerve palsy involved, stroke, etc. And this should be check out right away. When eyes get tired, a decompensation of an underlying phoria can happen with eyes drifting out. Lazy eye in amblyopia doesn't happen for a short time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lazy eye only for a short period of time?

What do you mean?: What do you mean by lazy eye? Lazy eye 2/2 poor vision or lazy eye 2/2 eye muscle weakness? Person could have an intermittent lazy eye. But it needs an ophthalmologist eval. ...Read more

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Where can you get eye patchs for lazy eye?

Make one: Find a pirates patch. Make your own with tape and gauze. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I get my lazy eye the same vision as my good eye?

Please tell me, could I get my lazy eye the same vision as my good eye?

Probably not: At your age, the vision has been down in one eye for many years and the brain developed that adaptation at age 8. If you were to patch the good eye for a year or so, the 'lazy' eye might improve somewhat (to the best it was capable of at age 8), but that would be quite an effort for an unlikely result. Continue to use your eyes as they are now and don't worry about the other eye. ...Read more

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My 7 years old son has got amblyopia or lazy eye (left).How can he get normal?

My 7 years old son has got amblyopia or lazy eye (left).How can he get normal?

Rx May help: Ambliopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get surgery to fix a lazy eye?

Is it possible to get surgery to fix a lazy eye?

Rx May help: 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 sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more

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Do you think I should I get a surgery to fix my lazy eye?

Do you think I should I get a surgery to fix my lazy eye?

Not at your age: A Lazy eye" amblyopia is usually caused by a refractive error that is not discovered before age 2. The brain will "turn off" the image coming from the blurry (usually far-sighted) eye and concentrate and show preference to the good eye. The amblyopic eye then does not develop the visual pathways to the brain required for good vision. Patching the good eye can improve vision in a child. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to get thinner lenses with lazy eye?

Can you explain if it's possible to get thinner lenses with lazy eye?

Possibly: See your eye doctor to discuss this option. The thickness of your glasses typically depends on the strength of the prescription and type of glass material used and does not have to do with a lazy eye. Sometimes, if you have prism in your glasses it can make them thicker. There are thinner, lighter high index lenses that may help you. ...Read more

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I've got a slight lazy eye. Are there glasses I can get to correct it?

I've got a slight lazy eye. Are there glasses I can get to correct it?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

Loss not due to a structural problem such as myopia or hyperopia and develops early in life. For more information, ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

Occurs when (1) one eye does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more