Can my child catch a lazy eye (amblyopia) from another child?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Amblyopia is a vision condition also referred to as lazy eye. It occurs when development between the brain and one of eyes doesn't go perfectly. The brain begins to rely more heavily on the other eye. It isn't contagious.

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