I Have Lazy Eye

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 138 People

    KatieLang53 KatieLang53
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 24

    I'm 12 years old and I just discovered about

    five months ago that I have amblyopia. Ever since then I haven't been able to live life normally knowing that I'm different from everyone else. When I was little I thought everyone could see two of things sometimes so I never mentioned it. And now I'm reluctant to go to the...
    Amblyopia Amblyopia
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    Just Need Someone To Talk To Who Understands

    Ok so I was born with a lazy eye I had it really hard in school I was made fun of every day I would beg my mom not to make me go I didn't have friends I would cry every day I'm 24 now but I still can't get over what was said to me I don't like people looking at me I feel like...
    Kimbo24 Kimbo24
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Aug 29, 2013

    Put The Parrot Into The Cage

    I live in the UK and was born with a lazy eye but this was not discovered until I was five years old at Infant School in the mid 1960's during a routine medical examination. The bad eye is my right one and as a result, I had to wear glasses and also wear a patch to cover my good...
    JennyBee JennyBee
    51-55, F
    1 Response May 9, 2012

    Son Has Lazy Eye

    Hi more 4 year old son has very server lazy eye (left) he has wore glasses for 2years now along with the patches for 6hours every day I find it very difficult to get him to keep it on. The other day we went back to the specialist for routine check as he goes every 8weeks on the...
    cheryl89 cheryl89
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2013

    I've had lazy eye since I can remember.

    Everyone called me out on it, "get your eye fixed" "who are you looking at?" "your eyes are weird" "if you had normal eyes you'd be pretty" some family members too. As a child I would always blame my mother for giving me lazy eye (I thought it was her fault) and I just made her...
    annatyler annatyler
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 14, 2015

    Failure To See Me

    I have had a lazy eye since I was born.I don't recall it being so bad when I was younger but I do believe it's getting worse as the years progress.In the last couple of years of my adult life I have noticed failures in all parts of my life.I think sometimes it has to do with this...
    tk617 tk617
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Sep 11, 2012

    Guys I'm 21 Yr old Suffering from Lazy eye its

    making my life really Bad I'm stuck at home and don't want to Go Out 😢
    chandanbadboy chandanbadboy
    22-25, M
    3 Responses May 11, 2015

    Depressing Feelings

    My Lazy Eye problems started 6 years ago. I didn't even realize I had developed this eye problem until the stares started. People started taking second and third looks at me and then laughing. I've gone to my eye doctor asking if they see anything wrong with my eyes and they...
    mizzbrinabree mizzbrinabree
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 11, 2012

    Lazy Eye Since I Was 2 Years Old

    I have a lazy eye since I was 2 years old. My parent recognized it easily as my left eye was not even directed to the same place with the other. So they started taking me doctors where I sit for a 15 minutes looking different dog and cottage pictures of various size :) I guess...
    jasminecourt jasminecourt
    6 Responses Jul 29, 2009
    davidae davidae
    2 Responses May 31, 2013

    I have had a lazy eye

    since I was about 9 years old . Growing up everything was fine until I got to middle school the kids where so mean to me it was brutal that's when i started to feel like something was wrong with me and it started to make me feel ugly and insecure I was pregnant by the time I was...
    Dairaz Dairaz
    18-21, F
    Mar 22

    If I wore an eye-patch

    and came up with a fantastical story about how I lost my eye, do you think I could get guys? Or would this idea only work for a guy trying to get ladies?
    Myzery Myzery
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 10, 2015

    I Don't, But The Guy At Batteries Plus Did

    I didn't know which eye to look at =| It was weird.
    Infinite9 Infinite9
    70+, F
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2011

    Question On Surgerys

    so i just had surgey done two weeks ago i was really sure that this would help show improvement but what a shock it was when i was wrong has any one ever had to do several surgerys?? did ur eyes drift apart alot after each one sometime i feel im just unfixable .............. i...
    mzangel805 mzangel805
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2013

    Just Too Much

    Im 20, I was born with a lazy eye and have been dealing with it my whole life. I have gotten the best and worst parts of the scale. There are genuine people in my life who see me for more then just what I look like and then there is the rest of the world who sees me as a freak...
    Dandridge757 Dandridge757
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 15, 2013

    19 Years Old :)

    Im not sure when I got a lazy eye but its been bothering me lately Like when I be driving somewhere . Last night i looked up lazy eye and it said to wear an eye patch for 3 to 8 hours a day . so anyways i went out and brought  my first eye patch so far i been running into walls...
    shonjaehill shonjaehill
    2 Responses May 20, 2012

    I Have A Lazy Eye

    I was born with a lazy eye and my mum left it because she wanted to leave the descion for me. It has depressed me because i thought i was ugly, and i do wish i could have an operation and i have spoken to doctors and they have said they would be able to do it but it means me...
    marymoo123 marymoo123
    3 Responses Dec 4, 2011

    50 Years Of A Lazy Eye :)

    I have had Lazy Eye since birth, and neverknown any difference. My sight in my right had as been very poor, probablybecause of it. It is caused (in my case and most others) because of a squint inthe alignment of your eyes. So, instead of seeing a single stereo image, yourbrain...
    NightSatin NightSatin
    Feb 20, 2011

    Because of genetic disorder I was born with,

    my skull is deformed. Which, as a result, is making a bone push on my optic nerve making my eye appear "lazy". It has brought me nothing but judgements and rude questions and most likely always will. For once; I don't want to be known as ' the short chick with the ****** up eye...
    Cassynsmith Cassynsmith
    22-25, F
    Apr 1

    Being Different

    I have had a lazy eye as long as i can remember it has always been very noticeable. I am very sick of people treating me different like my brain dont work just cause my eye dont.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Sep 8, 2012

    Self Concious

    What do people think of lazy eye I got a lazy eye makes me feel different self concious
    ca32 ca32
    2 Responses Sep 15, 2013

    My Story

    I've had a lazy eye all my life and i am very shy but i dont wana be shy anymore,i also feel ,i have no one to relate to because no one else in my family has a lazy eye. i want to have my eye straightened but i also want to just accept myself the way i am.
    ILoveU32 ILoveU32
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2012

    I'm A 16 Year Old Girl With A Lazy Eye

    I'm currently in high school and I've had a "lazy eye" since i was about two or three years old. As a child it never seemed to be a major problem until I hit middle school. I was bullied nonstop. They would call me ugly, retarded, cross-eyed, four eyes etc. It was absolutely...
    RittzBrittz RittzBrittz
    12 Responses Jul 9, 2013

    Actually It Is My Son. Help?

    Right before my son's second birthday i noticed that his right eye turned inward. more when he was focusing then eventually when he got tired. I asked our dr about it but he didn't see anything really "wrong" so i went to a real eye doctor in a different part of the state. That...
    babymama16 babymama16
    18-21, F
    Feb 18, 2013

    Hi, im 18 and i have a lazy eye,

    i have it since i was a baby, i born at 7 months and i got an oxigen tank for 4 or 5 months when i was a baby cause it was dificult for me to breath. I have seen doctors for my eyes all my life, i use glasses for periods but Now im near to get 18, im at highschool i going to be...
    antomg1 antomg1
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2015

    Dealing With A Lazy Eye

    I am 17 years old and in high school and I was born with a lazy eye. I was never really bullied growing up with it. It wasn't a big deal to me until I was in middle school. All my friends have already had boyfriends and I've never had one, even today I've never had a boyfriend. I...
    Chantal1995 Chantal1995
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 19, 2013

    I had a horrible night

    but I woke up this morning and went to my job interview annnnnddddd the guy looked me right in the lazy eye and toldddd me I GOT THE JOB!! Just wanted to share that!!
    Dairaz Dairaz
    18-21, F
    Mar 23

    Yes You Can Have Strabismus Surgery To Correct Your Lazy Eye At Any Age.i Am Living Proof!

    When i was 3 I had came down with rheumatic fever which caused my eyes to go inward.At the age of 6 childrens hospital of ohio went in and corrected the lazy eyes, but reversed the condition to outward lazy eyes.I went to many many doctors over the years and begged my insurance...
    lazyeyesnomore lazyeyesnomore
    1 Response Feb 10, 2012
    KatieLang53 KatieLang53
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 24

    Has anyone heard of the "Tetris Gaming Goggles"

    that supposedly can, if used while playing tetris, help correct lazy eye? And if so, does anyone know if this is available to the public and where to get them?
    claxton965 claxton965
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jan 29, 2014

    The Eye To My Soul

    I've had a lazy eye all my life , and it really has made my high school experience traumatizing. The worse part is that i'm 15 ! I wear glasses , but sometimes it still seems to wander off. The question that makes me mad, embarrassed , and ashamed is " are you talking to me...
    Denaeex3 Denaeex3
    13-15, F
    8 Responses Oct 8, 2012

    Can Lazy Eye Run In Families?

    Hello this is DVD LORD(SKUNK) here I have Lazy Eye which means part of the field of vision I have is cut off like there's a slice in it but I wonder does lazy eye run in family my brother has lazy eye left one my mother has lazy eye left one and I have lazy eye left one I have...
    41-45, M
    Mar 10, 2012

    It Never Gets Any Easier-Long

    I wanted to keep this brief, but I am 38 now and I have been living with this all of my life. I have been told by my mom that I got my first glasses when I was 2. My eyes were crossed in all of my baby and school pictures. No girlfriend or even my wife of 13 years has ever seen...
    thisisjay thisisjay
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 1, 2013
    antomg1 antomg1
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 1, 2015
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