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Do Glasses Or Contacts Help With A Lazy Eye
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to the optician's today and they told me I have a micro lazy eye or something. But do glasses actually help your eyes?
Possible amblyopia: A "lazy eye" is layman's term for an eye which does not see as well or does not hold its position well and can sometimes drift in or out. Technically this is due to amblyopia - a lowering of vision when the eye is otherwise normal. These things are best diagnosed by ophthalmologists rather than opticians or optometrist and you should get such a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if amblyopia (lazy eye) is not treated in time? Does the eye shut down or do glasses help?
Turning off vision: The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or weakness in an eye muscle may allow one to line up wrong. The fuzzy or double vision confuses the brain. Over time the brain may begin turning off the input of one eye & keep the best.If not caught in time, vision is lost & glasses will not help. ...Read more
Hi, i have a lazy eye(right) and my age is 24. i have minus 7 in right eye and other eye is 0.25 .i am wearing glasses for past 8 years.any help?
Amblyopia: You have such a huge difference in power between each eye that your brain in childhood chose your left eye and is ignoring the fine detail part of the right eye (the peripheral is normal). This, unfortunately, is a permanent situation. The time to have brought up the vision in the right eye would have been patching in childhood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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