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Can contacts correct strabismus or lazy eye the same way glasses do?
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Rosen
Dr. Richard Rosen
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