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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye

February 13, 2012
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William Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye

William asks…

what exercises or food to eat can I do or use on a daily basis for the eye, I have a weak mescle in my eye?

I feel like my vision is getting worst fast and I have a slight lazy eye which is getting worst too, Im also really young.I wear glasses everyday from I open my eyes in the morning till I close them at night.I been to many doctors everywhere that tell me that my vision has not changed for 4 years. I been to therapy for a month but its so expensive and I feel like it makes my eyes worse with all those lights and just everything. I dont want to go blind and be cockeyed, or get lasik what can I do to have 20/20 vision forever

admin answers:

Unfortunately there is not way to restore 20/20 vision. All you can do is correct your vision by continuing to wear glasses or contact lenses or have refractive laser eye surgery. No foods or exercises are capable of bringing anybody’s vision back to 20/20

Sandy Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye

Sandy asks…

Do you know anyone with a lazy eye?

I have one, but look good otherwise (very healthy, clean cut, and dress well). Lately, I’ve been looking for jobs and I am wondering whether I am being passed over at interviews because of it. What do you think the odds of that are? The jobs I am going for are professional office administration jobs, not modeling jobs or public appearance positions.

I’ve had two surgeries, but neither took – also tried the exercises and patch. I am simply stuck with it for life and I can handle it so long as it doesn’t hinder my ability to earn an income.

Yes, I can wear glasses instead of contacts to hide it, but don’t think I should have too; people I know tell me it’s not too bad. However, I can tell that sometimes people are totally keen to it and instantly turned off.

Thank each and everyone of you for offering your perspective. You made it hard to choose the Best Answer.

admin answers:

I have lazy eye. I am almost 57 years old. Found it when i was 7. I wear glasses and tried contacts but had allergy’s.

I had a career as a 9-1-1 Police and Fire Dispatcher and have never had a problem. I am a expert marksman shooting, and can spot a dime on the road a mile away!

Mine is really bad when I get tired, it turns in. Just be yourself and go out and do your best. You do not have to tell them about it!! Best of luck

Carol Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye

Carol asks…

is drifting eyes and lazy eyes the same thing?

ok i have had drifting eyes for as long as i can remeber. i am currently 19 years old. when i was about 9, i had surgery on my right eye to i guess remove some muscles. what happenes is is that when something gets in the way of my vision both my left and right eyes drift outwards. so say if i stare in the mirror it would be fine, but if i put a piece of paper in front of the eyes it would start to move outwards. i was told that after that operation things seemed to be doing well. as of a few years ago i was told i may need surgery again but this time on the other eye. but after that surgery and the surgery i had a year later on my arm and what i have been told about them by mom and others, i try to stay away from having surgery done, especially on the eyes. i have found some exercises to help with lazy eyes that may work and i wanted to try them and see what happens before the next check up to see if that would work for me, but i just wanted to make sure they are the same thing, as the description i read didn’t seem to match what i have.
i wanted to try a non-surgical approach first before going into surgery. right now its not at the stage where it is needed right away, and i wanted to at least wait til after college to get it done if i have to go down that path

admin answers:

Hi, hope youre still checking for response to your query.
A ‘drifting’ eye is an eye which is turning either in/out/up or down. The most common type is an inward turn followed by outward turn followed by up/down turns. In some complex cases there may be a combination of vertical and horizontal deviation eg up and outwards.
The proper term for a drifing eye is ‘strabismus’ or sometimes loosely called a ‘squint’
They can occur due to a variety of reasons eg prescription type(inward turn usually associated with longsight, outward with shortsight) or a muscle problem, or less commonly some eye pathology or associated general health problem.
It is very commonly hereditary so there may be other members in your family with similar eyes to yours.
A ”lazy eye” (proper term AMBLYOPIA) is a loose term for is an eye which does not fully improve to perfect vision even with glasses. This can vary in severity dependant on a lot of things(eg the age the eye was corrected/how effective the treatment was are just a few reasons)
The CAUSE of a lazy eye can be the fact that the eye glides OR that one eye in childhood becomes much weaker than the other and is not corrected effectively OR even a combination of the two.
Hope this makes sense so far.
Depending on the cause/symptoms/severity of lazy eyes/gliding eyes the treatment is usually glases/patching the good eye/eye muscle excercises/surgery or a combination of the 4.
The human eye continues develop from birth and surprisingly they are fully mature by the age of 7/8 years(critical period) and have ‘adult like’ vision. This involves the whole visual system from the eye to the visual processing centres in the brain.
Lazy eyes and gliding eyes can have effects on 1. Vision 2. Cosmesis
In order to improve VISION treatment MUST be within the critical period whether it is just glasses or patches or excercises, an operation or a combination.
The cosmetic aspect can be addressed at any age to straighten the eye but sometimes the vision can remain low if the ‘lazy eye’ has not been succesfully treated.
If they do consider surgery at a later stage they must always first assess that by changing the muscle balances with the operation,the patient does not end up with double vision afterwards.
Sometimes even after straightening surgery you can be left with a ‘residual’ small turn in the eye. As we grow older and our eye positions alter a glide can start to appear a bit more pronounced and so more noticeable. Other times may be if you are tired or ill or even had a bit too much to drink!
There are six muscles in each eye which control eye movements but there is a balance between all 12. This is why sometimes they operate on the good eye to get the corrective balance and overall best effect so that they continue to work in harmony with eah other.

There is a lot of mixed opinion whether vision can be improved with eye excercises alone. Its true to say that certain eye conditions can be helped by excercises although a lot will depend on the age group and also may need additional treatments like i said above.
You can try them if you have been told what to do correctly. I can understand you have gone through a lot and dont want more operations unless absolutely necessary.
I hope this has been helpful to you. Best wishes.

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