Firmoo > Answers > Eye Health >  question


Ask questions



Can crossing your eyes cause a lazy eye?

It is said that crossing eyes can cause a lazy eye, is that true? Why does this happen?
Related Topics : lazy eye
Answer the question

Answers (2)

  • Joshua?


    Crossed-eye also known as strabismus and squint-eye, it is true that crossing eyes may have something to do with lazy eyes, and crossing eyes is the common cause of lazy eyes. Because crossing eyes may block bringing the focus of each eye to the same point and thus hampers proper binocular vision, which may adversely affect your eye sight, gradually it may lead to lazy eyes. So if you suffer from lazy eyes, your eyes may wanders inward or outward and they appear not to work together. To prevent lazy eye, you should receive a thorough eye exam or have some vision testingin in childhood. If you suffer from lazy eyes, you should consult an ophthalmologist because lazy eyes may cause serious poor eye sight.
  • Michelle leonard


    Well, yes, in some cases, crossing eyes can just lead to lazy eyes. First, as we know that crossing eyes are the medical terms for eye conditions commonly called eye turns, strabismus. And of course, it can just have some symptoms when it occurs. For example, it can lead to eyestrain, blurry vision, double vision, and headaches. And also, lazy eyes can just occur because of crossing eyes, for crossing eyes may affect eye balls, and then causing lazy eyes. But you do not need to worry about it. Maybe after several days, it can just correct it by itself. At this moment, patches and corrective glasses can be effective. By the way, you should know that crossing eyes are typically caused by injury to the eye orbit. So just be careful about it.