does anybody know why people get a lazy eye? are there any exercises one can do to help it go away?

by David Jenyns

Question by jc_p7: does anybody know why people get a lazy eye? are there any exercises one can do to help it go away?
i’ve noticed that my right eye seems to be a little lazy. mainly in pictures. for the most part both my eyes stay open and are alert but every now and then i feel that it starts to become lazy and have noticed it in pictures. are there any eye exercises or something to help the lazy eye go away.

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Answer by reid h
I have a nephew with a lazy eye. The Dr. put a patch on his good eye and made the other eye came back into alignment in about three months. See an opthomoligist as soon as possible.

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Mary D July 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

My brother had a lazy eye when he was young, and spent a lot of time with a patch over his good eye to make the lazy eye work. This was followed by “milk-bottle” spectacles, which he finally threw in the river due to teasing, around age 12.

Today he is nearly 50, has never worn corrective lenses since that fateful day, and doesn’t even need reading glasses…….

Unfortunately, I don’t know what area you live in, but in recent times there are practitioners who conduct eyesight improvement classes – essentially teaching exercises as opposed to prescribing lenses – and I have heard many successes from these..worth checking out. conventional medical/optical practitioners tend to dismiss them as ineffective, but that is not my experience………..

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gillianprowe July 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Do you mean that when you see a photo of yourself say with family or a group of friends your right eye seems closed more than your left eye? Lazy eye has to do with the actual eye, not the eye lids. Lazy eye is due to the muscles around the eyeball that control the eyeball movements, so if when you look to the right, one eye ball goes all the way to the right while the other eyeball is looking straight ahead, you have lazy eye. Good Luck

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