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Is it safe to wear colored contact lenses if I have amblyopia in one eye?

Is it safe to wear colored contact lenses if I have amblyopia in one eye?

Yes: Colored contact lens shouldn't worsen amblyopia. Amblyopia is treated by forcing the brain to use the weaker eye and/or correcting the weaker eye's vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

Amblyopia is also known as Lazy eye. Amblyopia, or "lazy eye," is the loss of one eye's ability to see details. It is the most common cause of ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear only one contact lens if I have a lazy eye?

Is it safe to wear only one contact lens if I have a lazy eye?

De[ends: If you are older and out of the amblyogenic (amblyopia susceptible) age range then wearing a contact lens in the better seeing eye poses no problem to the vision. Sometimes children are treated for amblyopia and a contact lens is placed in the weaker eye and needs to be worn all the time to improve vision permanently. ...Read more

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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
96 Hrs, Once for Once
Get annual eye exam
1 Yrs, Yearly for 1 Yrs, Yearly, forever
Use low vision aids if severe
Once
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I want to strengthen a lazy eye by wearing only 1 contact lens. Which eye should I put it on?

I want to strengthen a lazy eye by wearing only 1 contact lens. Which eye should I put it on?

Weaker eye: The goal of strengthening a lazy eye is to make the vision equal to the best potential in both eyes, which means correcting both to 20/20, and sometimes we cover the stronger eye to make the weaker eye be used more. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear band aid contact lens when you are sleeping? My right eye (the scratched one) has a cloudy vision, is it normal?

Is it safe to wear band aid contact lens when you are sleeping? My right eye (the scratched one) has a cloudy vision, is it normal?

Yes: As the eye heals after an abrasion, vision can be blurry. In addition, the lens can get cloudy as well due to medications and mucous. It is safe to sleep in approved bandage lenses. When wearing a contact lens after an abrasion, it is important to attend all your eye appointments. ...Read more

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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Get examined by an ophthalmologist
once
Use Eye patch or glasses as advised by your eye doctor
every other hours, while awake
Make a plan for correction
once
Learn to avoid strain affected eye while waiting correction
once
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Is it safe to wear one contact lens in my right eye for only two hours. I have a form of pink eye in my left eye which still has some blurred vision.

Is it safe to wear one contact lens in my right eye for only two hours. I have a form of pink eye in my left eye which still has some blurred vision.

Not recommended: Conjunctivitis can spread quickly from one eye to the other. Therefore you should not wear contact lenses at all until the infection is clear. Continuing to wear the contact can increase the risk of worsening infection, corneal injury etc. ...Read more

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Can I wear colored contact lenses if I have a lazy eye?

Yes: The color of the eyes is not related to the alignment or presence of amblyopia. ...Read more

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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wearing a patch to encourage use of affected eye
hourly, while awake
Surgery if deemed necessary.
once
Treat any underlying eye problem.
once
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My right contact lens after a week causes slight blurriness and eye irritation. This remains with glasses on. What causes 1 lens to always wear faster?

My right contact lens after a week causes slight blurriness and eye irritation. This remains with glasses on. What causes 1 lens to always wear faster?

Wrong assumption.: There is probably nothing wrong with the contact lens itself. There may be a problem with the fit in that eye or perhaps that eye is more dry and becomes contact lens intolerant sooner. Modern contact lens technology is amazingly consistent . Eyes not so much. ...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

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Contact Lens (Definition)

A contact lens is a thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the colored part of the eye. It may be used for corrective, ...Read more

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