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Do glasses or contacts help with a lazy eye?

Do glasses or contacts help with a lazy eye?

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. ...Read more

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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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Was just told glasses, contacts, and surgery won't help for my lazy eye. Is this true?

Was just told glasses, contacts, and surgery won't help for my lazy eye. Is this true?

Yes and no: Surgery, glasses or contacts will not help improve vision in an eye that has not developed properly due to malalignment. This is called strabismic amblyopia. Surgery can improve the alignment of a "lazy"eye, but not its vision. ...Read more

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Can contacts correct strabismus or lazy eye the same way glasses do?

Can contacts correct strabismus or lazy eye the same way glasses do?

It depends: Contact lenses cannot be used for prism correction of strabismus. Glasses are the better choice for this. For lazy eye, in some cases contacts can work well to correct vision in the lazy eye. It depends on the cause of the lazy eye. See your local ophthalmologist for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Can glasses fix a lazy eye? How?

Can glasses fix a lazy eye? How?

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. ...Read more

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Can glasses help fix my lazy eye?

Can glasses help fix my lazy eye?

Unlikely to happen: At a listed age of 35, it is likely this issue has gone on too long for you to regain lost vision.Glasses can help kids regain vision if it is used before the visual pathways are finished developing. An adult with set pathways will not. ...Read more

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Which is better for treating a lazy eye: a patch or glasses?

Which is better for treating a lazy eye: a patch or glasses?

Depends: Some forms for lazy eye, such as that associated with a difference in glasses prescription between eyes, respond well to glasses alone. Other causes of lazy eye need glasses and drops or patching. Your child's ophthalmologist can discuss this issue with 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

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What to do if I have a lazy eye. Is there like some glasses i can get to correct it?

What to do if I have a lazy eye. Is there like some glasses i can get to correct it?

Probably not: Lazy eye is a non-specific term. It can mean amblyopia, ptosis or strabismis. None of these conditions can be corrected with glasses in adults. ...Read more

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Hi, For the past two days I've noticed that my lazy eye is very noticeable. Will wearing my glasses all the time fix this? Haven't worn them much

Hi, For the past two days I've noticed that my lazy eye is very noticeable. Will wearing my glasses all the time fix this? Haven't worn them much

Depends: A 'lazy' eye is one with diminished vision compared to the other eye. There is a tendency for drift out of position with this; and this can increase with inattention and fatigue. Glasses can provide a cosmetic cover up and sometimes prisms can also help. The glasses will not fix the condition. If the drift is so great others notice it, then your ophthalmologist can straighten it. ...Read more

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I m 19 yrs n have a lazy eye.It isn't deviated.Is there possibility of eye getting deviated in future?D lazy eye can't c well even using right glasses

I m 19 yrs n have a lazy eye.It isn't deviated.Is there possibility of eye getting deviated in future?D lazy eye can't c well even using right glasses

Possible: Lazy eye, or amblyopia, describes an eye that cannot see well (typically more than 20/40) even with the best prescription lenses. It can be associated with a deviated eye. If the eye has never deviated, it is lees likely that it will as you get over, but there is always a slight possibility. If it was deviated as a child, there is a greater chance that it will deviate later in life. ...Read more

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Do you think wearing glasses will help with my lazy eye?

Probably not: Lazy eye responds best to treatment when detected at an early age. Our visual system is more flexible when we are young and we can -retrain your brain to use the lazy eye with the appropriate treatments and patient cooperation. At the age of 48, it is highly unlikely that your lazy eye is going to change much, even with the correct prescription ...Read more

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Do you know which is better for lazy eye: patching or glasses?

Depends: Not strabismic eyes (straight) may be able to correct a lazy eye with glasses alone. If that does not work, more aggressive treatment with patching nd glasses is needed. Strabismic lazy eyes need patching, with/without glasses as is appropriate. ...Read more

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Can wearing glasses when you don't need them give you a lazy eye?

Can wearing glasses when you don't need them give you a lazy eye?

No: You would have to wear a strong prescription full time before the age of 10 or 12. This would be practically impossible. ...Read more

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My daughter has "lazy eye" if she does not wear her prescribed glasses can the condition worsten? Vanity

My daughter has "lazy eye" if she does not wear her prescribed glasses can the condition worsten? Vanity

Things to ponder: The kid needs the truth & an understanding of the consequences of her behavior, as do you. Lazy eye, or amblyopia is where the brain decides to turn off the camera (eye) because it provides a fuzzy or double image. If she uses the glasses, it helps keep the camera on. If not, she could lose usable vision in that eye. Without vision it may also begin to point in the wrong direction (embarrassing) ...Read more

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Can a slight lazy eye(eye looking a bit more upwards)be properly repositioned with correctional glasses, or anything else with/without surgery? I'm 20

Perhaps but ?: If the misalignment dates from early childhood and you are not seeing double, then you have one eye with permanently lowered vision (termed amblyopia). I assume you are not seeing double - which would require an immediate evaluation. Your best bet is to see an ophthalmologist who specializes in 'strabismus' as vertical muscle imbalance is tricky to fix and requires a true expert. ...Read more

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Might glasses correct strabismus/lazy eye?

Might glasses correct strabismus/lazy eye?

Maybe,maybe not: Ambliopia (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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I stopped wearing my glasses and got a lazy eye. Is there a treatment for this?

I stopped wearing my glasses and got a lazy eye. Is there a treatment for this?

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. If the process has gone on too long, the brain will not turn on.If one eye has begun to deviate, surgery is done for cosmetic reasons. ...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 ...Read more


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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more