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Is it normal for my contacts to make me look like I have a lazy eye?

Is it normal for my contacts to make me look like I have a lazy eye?

No: If you have an underlying tendancy for an eye to turn in or out when tired, an improper prescription contact lens may bring this out. Otherwise, it would be unlikely for this to occur from contact wear itself. ...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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I look like I have lazy eye but I don't and I can see fine with it, what can the cause be?

I look like I have lazy eye but I don't and I can see fine with it, what can the cause be?

Pseudostrabismus: You may have something called " pseudostrabismus". This is caused by the physical structure, shape and folds of your eyes and nose which give a false appearance of a lazy eye. A totally harmelss condition. ...Read more

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I have a lazy eye. My eyes keep going out of focus. Is this normal?

I have a lazy eye. My eyes keep going out of focus. Is this normal?

It can be: Many cases of amblyopia are due to differences in refraction between the eyes or grossly out of focus eyes. Sometimes, it is caused by farsightedness and a common complaint is variable focus. Getting a careful refraction for glasses can go a long ways towards comfort. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there a way to make a lazy eye normal?

Can you tell me is there a way to make a lazy eye normal?

Yes but not at your: Age. The sooner the treatment starts the better the results. If completely treated by age 4 ; eyes are straight then you develop 3d vision ; may become completely normal. 4-9 years of age is still golden for treatment of amblyopia. Recently there have been studies that show lazy eyes are treatable till age 18. Although the gain may be less ; less but there is permanent gain up to that age. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's a way to make a lazy eye normal?

Help! Need to know if there's a way to make a lazy eye normal?

Depends on variables: Amblyopia (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 (adults or kids over 8), normal function is unlikely with any treatment. ...Read more

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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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Could contacts lens make my lazy eye look straight while wearing?

Could contacts lens make my lazy eye look straight while wearing?

Depends: There might be some improvement if you are hyperopic (need + (plus) lenses) in which case correction with the proper glasses or contacts could move the drifting eye outwards to match the other eye better. If you do not need glasses or need - (minus) lenses, this will not work. Check with your ophthalmologist to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can wearing your contacts too long give you a lazy eye?

Hello docs. I was wondering can wearing your contacts too long give you a lazy eye?

No: Extended contact lens wear does carry higher rate of infection ; you should discuss this issue with your eyecare doctor. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are there special contacts for lazy eye?

Please tell me, are there special contacts for lazy eye?

Amblyopia: Or lazy eye occurs when one eye cannot be corrected to as good a vision level as the other, but there are no structural abnormalities present. Amblyopia is most commonly due to eye misalignment or a large difference in refractive error (glasses need) between the two eyes. There are no special contact lenses to correct this, and amblyopia is permanent if not treated by age 8 or 9. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's normal to have trouble seeing out my lazy eye?

Wondering if it's normal to have trouble seeing out my lazy eye?

Usually: A drifting eye is one that most likely does not see well and has not done so since childhood. Since it does not have good vision to keep it in alignment with the normal other eye, it will drift at times and in some all of the time. It is common to have this discovered at a later age than childhood if the condition was not discovered below age 8 when it might have been remedied. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my operated lazy eye to look lazy only in the mirror?

Is it normal for my operated lazy eye to look lazy only in the mirror?

No: If your eyes don't look straight when you look in the mirror, chances are its probably not straight at other times either, although I don't know how you would know unless you ask someone else and they may not be looking as closely as you are... ...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 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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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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How can I fix a lazy eye I am 23 and wear contacts?

How can I fix a lazy eye I am 23 and wear contacts?

Depends on what: You mean by lazy eye: is it a droopy eyelid or crossed eye or eye that doesn't see well? There are treatment options for each. ...Read more

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If my lazy eye is due to cocaine when I stop using cocaine will my eye go back to normal?

If my lazy eye is due to cocaine when I stop using cocaine will my eye go back to normal?

Don't know: Cocaine does not cause lazy eye. Lazy eyes are formed usually in childhood. Your decreased vision may be from impurities in the Cocaine and or the cocaine. It may or may not be treatable. See an eye-md asap. ...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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After a lazy eye surgery, is it normal for the eye to be a little inward?

After a lazy eye surgery, is it normal for the eye to be a little inward?

Possibly: It is certainly possible that your eyes remain slightly misaligned after strabismus surgery. It depends on how your eyes have developed as well as any residual misalignment that occurs. It is also possible that your eyes may align with time if the vision in both eyes is good. ...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