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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: But a "lazy" eye may not be corrected to 20/20 if it is amblyopic. ...Read more
Possibly: It is reasonable to expect lasik to deliver the type of vision your contact lenses provide, but it would not make your lazy eye as good as a non-lazy eye. If your vision improves with the contact lens, then lasik may be an option. Of course, a complete exam and testing is necessary prior to any type of correction to determine your candidacy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: We often put a balance lens in front of the lazy eye. This is a lens with the same power as the other eye. It makes the glasses look normal. If someone has useful vision in his/her lazy eye, we put the correct lens in front of this eye. It may be thicker, thinner or the same as the other eye. ...Read more
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