Do I have a lazy eye? Or, to be mildly more or less nicer about the topic, do I have amblyopia or strabismus? No one has ever brought this up to me before, but while having dinner in an Indian restaurant a few weeks ago, one of my so-called friends mentioned a lazy-eye in my direction.
Now, I don’t think I have a lazy eye, but then, who am I to tell? Maybe I get a lazy eye when I am tired but no one has ever mentioned it to me. Perhaps this is a recent development due to the fluorescent lights and constant computer screen staring.
Lazy eyes aren’t something people usually ask about to a person who has an eye that is lazy. So I can posit how that would go unnoticed. I am the type of person who will tell someone if they have something in their teeth or if their fly is open, but I would never mention a lazy eye, assuming that the person would know about it.
I think what my so-called friend was noticing was my misshapen head. This is not normally noticeable to an extreme degree, for my head is not extremely misshapen, but if my glasses are crooked then it is more apparent because my glasses will look straight, but my eyes will sit cattywampus. The left side of my face is a little bit lower than the right side. My nose also angles slightly to the left. I do not know why I didn’t say that the right side of my face is slightly higher than the left. Also, my left eye tends to be a bit wider open the my right eye. Although maybe it is in fact my left eye which is less closed than my right eye.
Have you ever noticed if I get a lazy eye?