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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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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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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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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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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


Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

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