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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 is a medical condition due to weakness or paralysis of one or more muscles that control eye movement. As a result, the eyes are not aligned with each other and ...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

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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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A "lazy eye" is a generic term that is often used to describe when one eye (1) does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more