Problem in lazy eye

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 05:47
Country
United States
Age
21
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No

Question

 

 

Hi,

I am 21 years old. In my left eye i have +3 and in the right -2. I want to wear contact lenses, so, which contact lenses can i wear? Can i wear plus and minus at the same time ? in one +3 in another one -2 ??

PS. Before i was wearing eyeglasses in the left +1(because my eye-doctor told me that it would be hard for me to adapt to +3) and in the right one +0,25 though my vision in the right eye is -2) and my left eye is a "lazy eye" no matter what size of glasses i wear, i still cannot see so well.

I have never used any eye-drops .

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thanks

 

Answer

 

 

Thanks for your Question

It you have Amblyopia or left lazy eye there is no need to add +3 because it won't improve with eyeglasses. You should focusing in correcting the refractive power of the right eye. If your refractive power in the right eye is confirmed to be -2.0 then you should wear eyeglasses with power -2.0.

 

Comments

 

 

I am wearing +3 lens in the lazy left eye. and the right eye needs -2, but i am not wearing anything for the right eye. so, do you mean that i should wear -2 for both eyes? but the lazy left eye is + and the right.

If i use -2 lenses for both eyes won't it spoil my lazy left eye more? Because in the left lazy eye i have.

 

Thanks

 

 

The only advantage of eyeglasses is to improve your vision. Your right eye is -2 and if your visual acuity in the right eye improved with -2 eyeglasses you can wear it only to see clearly. It won't stabilize to reduce the refractive power.

Regarding the left eye, it is a lazy eye and your right eye is the dominant eye so there is no need to wear +3 on that eye because it won't add any benefits to your vision and it won't get worse if you didn't wear +3 for it.

 

 

You can discuss this with your doctor.

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