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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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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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Is it possible to get a lazy eye if you were not born that way?

Is it possible to get a lazy eye if you were not born that way?

Yes : Yes there can be many reasons for acquired lazy eye ie. You got it after having normal eyes. I would have an ophthalmologist do an exam on the eye, since it can be a variety of serious issues. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lazy eye only for a short period of time?

Is it possible to get a lazy eye only for a short period of time?

What do you mean?: What do you mean by lazy eye? Lazy eye 2/2 poor vision or lazy eye 2/2 eye muscle weakness? Person could have an intermittent lazy eye. But it needs an ophthalmologist eval. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get surgery to fix a lazy eye?

Is it possible to get surgery to fix a lazy eye?

Rx May help: 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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Can you get a lazy eye from being too tired or sleepy?

Can you get a lazy eye from being too tired or sleepy?

Amblyopia: The opposite is usually true in that the lazy eye manifests itself during periods of tiredness as some effort needs be expended to maintain ocular alignment, when glasses are removed or patient's concentration drifts, the wandering off center becomes noticable. ...Read more

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Can someone get a lazy eye in adulthood?

Depends on what: You mean by "lazy eye". Yes, you can develop a droopy eyelid in adulthood, yes, you can develop misaligned eyes in adulthood. No, you cannot develop an amblyopic eye in adulthood. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to get a lazy eye after boxing for several years?

Is it possible for a person to get a lazy eye after boxing for several years?

Yes: Boxing causes repeated trauma to the eye which usually withstands this due to a structure called the vitreous gel which holds things in place (mostly the retina). But sometimes this is not enough, the retina may detach, the vision drops and the eye drifts out of alignment - which is the term for a "lazy eye". If you must box, protect your eyes. ...Read more

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Can you get a lazy eye if something goes wrong during an eyebrow piercing?

Can you get a lazy eye if something goes wrong during an eyebrow piercing?

Sure: It is possible since the nerve (one of two) goes right through there. Recommend off center piercing. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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