What Are the Treatment Options for Adults With Lazy Eye?

August 23, 2011

What are the treatment options for an adult, age 29, who has developed lazy eye?




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2 Responses to “What Are the Treatment Options for Adults With Lazy Eye?”

  • ari weitzner

    lazy eye is not a medical term. if you mean the eye is not straight (strabismus), this can be corrected with surgery, sometimes glasses. if you mean the vision is not clear since childhood (amblyopia), there is no treatment as an adult (kids can have the good eye patched and force the bad eye to improve).

  • If this ‘lazy eye’ has developed recently (that is, wasn’t present when you were a child), it needs to be investigated immediately – acute-onset poor vision, or an eye turn or eyelid droop, can all be signs of serious underlying disorders. Now, if this is a longstanding issue that you have decided to address, it depends upon the reason for the ‘laziness’. Adult eye-straightening surgery and/or vision therapy (including spectacle or CL wear) is certainly possible, although it’s unlikely that the vision or depth perception will improve dramatically, as it may in a child. Your first step is to consult an eye care professional for a comprehensive examination, and go from there.