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.

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Who should I see about one slightly bulging eye and sudden lazy eye if I've had an eye exam and was just prescribed prism glasses?

Ophthalmologist. You need to see a medical eye doctor, not an optometrist. The most common cause of a bulging eye is thyroid disease, so you may want to involve your medical doctor as well! Read more...
Acute Graves Disease. This is most likely acute graves disease but can be brain disease origin. You need to see an ophthalmologist quickly and probably will need the services of others also. This mix of signs and symptoms is extremely bothersome. Read more...
See eye doctor. Your description sounds like thyroid eye disease or an orbital tumor. Other issues can present like this as well. You need further evaluation to determine the exact cause, initiate proper treatment, and prevent permanent loss of vision. Read more...

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...

Can contacts correct strabismus or lazy eye the same way glasses do?

Yes. Contacts can provide the optical correction part of the treatment especially at distance but may need to supplemented with reading glasses. Patching or cycloplegia of the stronger eye may still be required for lazy eye stimulation. Read more...
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...