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What type of glasses work on amblyopia?

What type of glasses work on amblyopia?

None: An amblyopic eye is one in which the brain ignores its signal and the vision is diminished. No optical correction will change this because it is due to an alteration of the signals within the brain. So glasses or contacts are of no benefit. ...Read more

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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


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What is the best type of vision correction surgery for someone with astigmatism? I'm tired of wearing glasses and contacts, but I have severe astigmatism. What type of vision correction surgery would be best for me?

What is the best type of vision correction surgery for someone with astigmatism? I'm tired of wearing glasses and contacts, but I have severe astigmatism. What type of vision correction surgery would be best for me?

See a refracive surg: Very complex answer. See an ophthalmologist who does refractive surgery. Many do a free consultation. To best answer we need to measure you eyes and vision in a comprehensive manner to determine which procedure will be the best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best type of vision correction surgery for someone with astigmatism? I'm tired of wearing glasses and contacts, but I have severe astigmatism. What type of vision correction surgery would be best for me?

What is the best type of vision correction surgery for someone with astigmatism? I'm tired of wearing glasses and contacts, but I have severe astigmatism. What type of vision correction surgery would be best for me?

Our : Our laser technology has improved to the point that we can reliably treat mild to moderate amounts of regular astigmatism, but there are still patients with astigmatism who do not qualify for laser vision correction. The best way to determine if laser vision correction would be a safe and reliable way to treat your eyes is to seek a consultation. Your doctor will examine your corneas with several different methods in order to make this determination. ...Read more

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What type of eyeglasses does a nearsighted person wear?

What type of eyeglasses does a nearsighted person wear?

Personal choice: Near sighted correction requires minus (-) lenses in the eyeglasses. The frames and style are personal, but if you look at the image on a near sighted glass, the image depicted is smeared out, instead of focused like a farsighted person. ...Read more

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How does one pair of eyeglasses correct both nearsighted and farsighted eye problems?

How does one pair of eyeglasses correct both nearsighted and farsighted eye problems?

Different areas: Basically each eye can be near (myopic) or far sighted (hyperopic) and then have loss of reading vision (presbyopic). Glasses can correct for the distance vision on top and then have additional reading power to help with near vision on the bottom. These terms are confusing as someone who is farsighted could have blurry vision at all distances and not see far. It would be best to ask your eyedoc. ...Read more

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What are the numbers on prescription glasses?

What are the  numbers on prescription glasses?

The power: Generally an eyeglass rx is written as follows: first right eye (may be abbreviated as od) then left eye (os). The prescription for each eye is written as sphere cylinder (including axis) then add. Sphere is either a plus number - (far sighted) or minus (near sighted). Cylinder is correction of astigmatism - a distortion like a funhouse mirror. It has direction - hence the axis - or direction. ...Read more

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What is the cure for myopic and stigmatism of eye problem without any lasik surgery?

What is the cure for myopic and stigmatism of eye problem without any lasik surgery?

Myopic astigmatism: Your options include glasses, contact lenses, surface laser eye surgery, phakic intaocular lens implant, intracorneal ring segments, or orthokeratology. The magnitude of your prescription would determine which options can be considered. ...Read more

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What do the big and small letters mean on an eye vision chart?

What do the big and small letters mean on an eye vision chart?

Average vision: The eye chart compares your ability to see a specific size object at a determined distance (usually 20 feet) to the average person. If you can read the small letters at the 20/20 line, it means that you can see an object at 20 feet as well as the average person. If you have 20/30, it means that you have to be 20 feet from an object to see it when the average person can see it from 30 feet away. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery will correct amblyopia?

What kind of surgery will correct amblyopia?

Depends on situation: If the eyeballs are not aligned properly, double vision will occur. Surgery on the muscles that pull the eye into position can line things up correctly. If this is done before the brain decides to stop accepting input from one eye (amblyopia), vision can be improved. However, if the eyes line up properly, & visual loss was unrelated, surgery will not help. ...Read more

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How can you tell which level of reading glasses are needed based on prescription numbers?

How can you tell which level of reading glasses are needed based on prescription numbers?

Needs testing: The closer you want to hold your reading material the higher the number needs to be but it does give you more magnification. Ont he other hand if you want to look at the computer screen which is generally further back you need a weaker lens such as perhaps +1.00. ...Read more

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What does cylindrical power actually means? And what is the best laser vision correction of today?

What does cylindrical power actually means? And what is the best laser vision correction of today?

Oval eye: Cylinder power (astigmatism) refers to an ovalness of the eye which must be corrected by a reverse oval in the eyeglasses or contacts. This usually can be corrected with lasik and the machines in use today are fourth generation and quite excellent. ...Read more

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What are side effects of the colour of the sunglasses on the eyes? Also, what color and type of glad do you recommend?

What are side effects of the colour of the sunglasses on the eyes?
Also, what color and type of glad do you recommend?

Color: Color of your sunglasses will not affect your eyesight. I have no preference for color so just use what you are comfortable with ...Read more

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Could prism glasses help reduce the look of lazy eye(strabismus)?

Could prism glasses help reduce the look of lazy eye(strabismus)?

Sometimes: Prisms will shift the image and can improve the appearance of modest strabismus. But if the turning of the 'lazy eye' is too much, then the prism needed for cosmetic correction would be too thick and would itself disturb the cosmetics. ...Read more

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What is the best type of contact lens for astigmatism?

What is the best type of contact lens for astigmatism?

Toric: There is truly no best type of contact lens for treatment of astigmatism. Toric contact lens is the best. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a lazy eye?

What are the characteristics of a lazy eye?

Turning off vision: The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or weakness in an eye muscle may allow one to line up wrong. The fuzzy or double vision confuses the brain. Over time the brain may begin turning off the input of one eye & keep the best. That process is called amblyopia. If caught early it can be fixed. ...Read more

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What type of glasses work on amblyopia?

None: An amblyopic eye is one in which the brain ignores its signal and the vision is diminished. No optical correction will change this because it is due to an alteration of the signals within the brain. So glasses or contacts are of no benefit. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with amblyopic left eye at 16 yr. My sight has improved from -3.75 to -1 through hard lens. Glasses n lens don't work anymore?Now what?

I was diagnosed with amblyopic left eye at 16 yr. My sight has improved from -3.75 to -1 through hard lens. Glasses n lens don't work anymore?Now what?

Can't improve: If you have amblyopia, it means that your nerve pathways never properly formed between your eyes and your brain. Therefore, even though you can decrease your amount of nearsightedness, you will never obtain 20/20 vision. As a side note, the use of hard lenses to reduce your nearsightedness (called ortho-k) can damage your cornea. Most eye doctors do not recommend this therapy. ...Read more

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Can someone with amblyopia ever be free of glasses?

Can someone with amblyopia ever be free of glasses?

Yes: After the amblyogenic period - maybe age 8-9 years therapy with glasses isn't really necessary anymore. There is no problem with the use of contact lenses as long as one recognizes the increased risk in an essentially monocular patient (severe amblyopia). Also the use of safety glasses should be discussed in depth. ...Read more

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Are there special glasses for people with amblyopia?

Are there special glasses for people with amblyopia?

Yes.: Amblyopia sometimes causes people to have double vision. In this case, special glasses with prisms can help realign the vision to treat the double vision. ...Read more

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Is it true that glasses, contacts, and surgery won't help with amblyopia?

Is it true that glasses, contacts, and surgery won't help with amblyopia?

For aldults, yes. : If you have amblyopia that is not corrected by around age 7-10, there is no recognized procedure or device that can offer significant visual improvement. However, amblyopia is almost always treatable if discovered in young children (less than 7). ...Read more

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I have amblyopia and exotropia. Do glasses help?

I have amblyopia and exotropia. Do glasses help?

Depends: On the severity of amblyopia and deviation amount of exotropia. A large sensory exotropia with poor vision would be difficult to correct with glasses alone. ...Read more

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Hi! I just discoverd that I might have an amblyopia at the age of 25 and the doctor described me glasses . I just want to know how I go on with it.

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I just discoverd that I might have an amblyopia at the age of 25 and the doctor described me glasses . I just want to  know how I go on with it.

? any choice ?: When you find you may have a health related issue that may be chronic, do you really have a choice but to accept and live with it. Some people are born without an eye or eyes, feet, hands. etc. You are confused and trying to understand why/and how to get past it. Try the therapy but understand that if it has been present for a long time, chances of improvement are slim.The fear passes. ...Read more

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What happens if amblyopia (lazy eye) is not treated in time? Does the eye shut down or do glasses help?

What happens if amblyopia (lazy eye) is not treated in time? Does the eye shut down or do glasses help?

Turning off vision: The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or weakness in an eye muscle may allow one to line up wrong. The fuzzy or double vision confuses the brain. Over time the brain may begin turning off the input of one eye & keep the best.If not caught in time, vision is lost & glasses will not help. ...Read more

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New Foster,18mo boy, removed from home,tested+for meth in system. Severe amblyopia&vision loss in L eye,now in glasses. Poss related to meth exposure?

New Foster,18mo boy, removed from home,tested+for meth in system. Severe amblyopia&vision loss in L eye,now in glasses. Poss related to meth exposure?

Methamphetamine: Not everything is known about drug exposures in the fetus. Vision problems is not probably related but who can know for sure as we do not know how much drug was used, and often there is poly drug use and alcohol exposure. ...Read more

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Can glasses fix a lazy eye? How?

Can glasses fix a lazy eye? How?

Depends on the cause: If the lazy eye is turned one direction due to a prescription issue, glasses can straighten it. Prism placed in the glasses lenses can treat more resistant forms. Surgical alignment of the eye at a young age is a more permanent treatment. If the lazy eye is aligned but not able to see well, patching the other at a young age may help improve the vision. ...Read more

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Which is better for treating a lazy eye: a patch or glasses?

Which is better for treating a lazy eye: a patch or glasses?

Depends: Some forms for lazy eye, such as that associated with a difference in glasses prescription between eyes, respond well to glasses alone. Other causes of lazy eye need glasses and drops or patching. Your child's ophthalmologist can discuss this issue with you. ...Read more

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Can glasses help fix my lazy eye?

Unlikely to happen: At a listed age of 35, it is likely this issue has gone on too long for you to regain lost vision.Glasses can help kids regain vision if it is used before the visual pathways are finished developing. An adult with set pathways will not. ...Read more

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Might glasses correct strabismus/lazy eye?

Might glasses correct strabismus/lazy eye?

Maybe,maybe not: Ambliopia (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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I stopped wearing my glasses and got a lazy eye. Is there a treatment for this?

I stopped wearing my glasses and got a lazy eye. Is there a treatment for this?

Rx May help: Ambliopia 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. If the process has gone on too long, the brain will not turn on.If one eye has begun to deviate, surgery is done for cosmetic reasons. ...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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Can wearing glasses when you don't need them give you a lazy eye?

Can wearing glasses when you don't need them give you a lazy eye?

No: You would have to wear a strong prescription full time before the age of 10 or 12. This would be practically impossible. ...Read more

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Do you think wearing glasses will help with my lazy eye?

Probably not: Lazy eye responds best to treatment when detected at an early age. Our visual system is more flexible when we are young and we can -retrain your brain to use the lazy eye with the appropriate treatments and patient cooperation. At the age of 48, it is highly unlikely that your lazy eye is going to change much, even with the correct prescription ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A condition that occurs when one eye does not see as well as, or align properly ...Read more