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Do contact lences hide the fact you have a lazy eye?

Do contact lences hide the fact you have a lazy eye?

No: Contact lenses can improve the vision by providing the proper correction but if an eye is lazy (lowered vision termed amblyopia), then the lens can only improve it as much as possible but if the eye wants to drift out of position, it will despite the contact lens. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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With amblyopia (lazy eye) am i ok for daily contact lenses?

Yes: But a "lazy" eye may not be corrected to 20/20 if it is amblyopic. ...Read more

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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 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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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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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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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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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?

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

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I am curious if contact lenses correct my lazy eye will lasik?

I am curious if contact lenses correct my lazy eye will lasik?

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 more

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What causes lazy eye?

What causes lazy eye?

Non-working = lazy: Lazy eye refers to several issues that can cause the brain to quit accepting input from an affected eye, so it is not working =lazy. Example: 1 eye presents a sharp image to the brain, 1 a fuzzy image. The brain chooses to keep the sharp image & quit "looking" at the other image. Timed patching of the good eye makes the brain keep using the weak eye. The eye dr works to improve the weak eye. ...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)

Occurs when (1) one eye does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more