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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 more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 more
An optometrist told me I have a lazy eye and that no glasses would fix it much. I'm 20 years of age. Is there any way to fix its vision?
Turning off vision: The brain utilizes 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 turn off the input of one eye & keep the best. That process is called amblyopia. If caught early it can be fixed, if late, not. ...Read more
I have an lazy eye with +6 farsightness. My dr. Suggested me wearing contact lens because she said glasses will create inbalance for me. Is it true?
Depends: A "lazy" eye has lowered vision because the brain has learned to ignore its image. One cause of this is an eye significantly hyperopic compared to the other which usually causes it to drift. The brain then learns to ignore the central image from that eye to prevent doubling. The contact lens will help IF the vision is good in the lazy eye. In most cases it will not matter. ...Read more
Who should I see about one slightly bulging eye and sudden lazy eye if I've had an eye exam and was just prescribed prism glasses?
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 more
I think I am having problems of lazy eye. My left eye only shakes too much & I am using glasses too. What I can do for resolve this problems. Help!?
Do I need to fix my lazy eye? When I don't wear my glasses (pretty often), my lazy eye drifts sometimes and I get double vision. Is there something I need to do about this?
Things to ponder: When you don't wear your glasses & you start having double vision, your brain doesn't like it. Keep it up and your brain can decide to turn off the eye causing the double vision. If it happens often enough you can loose some vision permanently. Work with your eye doc to keep your eyes in the best shape possible. Wear your glasses or get surgery. What you are doing now could cause long term harm. ...Read more
Can lazy eye be completely cured? I've heard that lazy eye can't be cured, only improved. Is that true? My 2-year-old son was just diagnosed with it, and his doctor said that as long as he wears his patch and glasses, he should be cured within a few month
Turning off vision: 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 caught in time, the patching or glasses help retain the vision in the weaker eye & push it improve & stay on. Otherwise the brain can turn it off. ...Read more
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