Is anything wrong if one eye is different than the other?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Many people have different vision in both eyes. With astigmatism, the abnormalities of the corneas or lenses may vary eye to eye. If the abnormalities are different, the blurry fields of vision will be different. Because of this, eye doctors check each eye separately. Be aware that a severe difference between the eyes can cause the brain to favor one eye over the other, a disorder called amblyopia or a lazy eye.

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