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i have had lasic in my right eye years ago for reading now

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i have had lasic in my right eye years ago for reading now i notice not to often my one eye will be lazy and be some where else than the other eye which had no lasic some times distracting im male 60 they do match quickly think i might need glasses or redo lasic?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Eye
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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 3 years ago.
Hi. My name is Dr Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

When you had the lasik surgery, did you have your eyes set up for "monovision"?

What do you mean by your eye being "lazy"? Does it point in a different direction than your other eye?

Have you seen an ophthalmologist since these problems started?
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes i had monovision i called lazy eye because read up on web md it is just what i called it. only lasted 30 sec closed one eye till it corrected . been under heavy stress very tired . it seemed liked right eye affixed on an object and the other cant because it cant see close so it veered off slightly thats my theary

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 3 years ago.
Ok. Thanks for that extra information.

At this point I do not believe this is anything to worry about.

As you said, one way to correct this issue might be to have lasik in your other eye, setting both eyes for distance vision only.

The down side to this treatment is that you will need to wear reading glasses for all your near tasks, such as reading, using the computer etc.

Since this issue doesn't occur very often I think you could just leave things as they are. Should the problem get worse, I would consider having a complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist.

Does this make sense to you?

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