Lazy eye refers to the drifting or misalignment of an eye. This is usually the manifestation of amblyopia, where one eye is experiencing significant vision loss, and sometimes also strabismus (or “crossed eyes”), a general misalignment problem.
Let’s walk through how amblyopia and lazy eye affect your vision and how it’s typically corrected and treated.
Lazy eye / amblyopia: What’s the difference?
There are two main conditions that result in what we see as a lazy eye: