2 doctors weighed in:
Is it possible to develop a lazy eye from being tired?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: In a sense
"lazy eye" is an eye which drifts from straight ahead usually due to visual problems from infancy and childhood.
Some adults have compensated for this in the sense that they hold the eyes in a good position while alert. Those that do this can find that the eye which is seeing less well might drift if they get tired. As long as this is controlled most of the time, it can be ignored.

In brief: In a sense
"lazy eye" is an eye which drifts from straight ahead usually due to visual problems from infancy and childhood.
Some adults have compensated for this in the sense that they hold the eyes in a good position while alert. Those that do this can find that the eye which is seeing less well might drift if they get tired. As long as this is controlled most of the time, it can be ignored.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors