10 Famous Celebrities That Have Lazy Eyes
Can you ever imagine a condition when you have only a single eye? Amblyopia, more commonly “lazy eye,” is when one eye has a strong vision while the other works poorly. While this is a trait that many people deal with, it’s also a condition many celebrities are known for as well.
It mainly occurs when there is a nervous breakdown in the working of the brain and the eye. Unliked hooded eyes or deep set eyes, with a lazy eye the brain cannot recognize sight from one eye.
About 2% to 3% of the world’s population is affected by Amblyopia, prevalent majorly in European countries. You will be shocked to know that many of your favorite European celebrities have this lazy eye.
In this article, we will be taking a look at some of the most popular celebrities that are facing Amblyopia, or are known for their unique eyes.
July 18, 1980, was the birthdate of Kristen Anne Bell. She is a famous American actress known for her role in famous movies like “Couples Retreat,” “Forgetting Sara Marshall,” “Get Him to the Geek” and many more.
Even though she is born with a lazy eye, she has never let her condition overwhelm her career. Also, her condition is mild enough to recognize. In her recent interview, she disclosed that she has strabismus.
Denzel Hayes Washington was born on December 28, 1954. He is a person who reintroduced “the concept of classic movie stardom.” He is one of the busiest actors in Hollywood. Unfortunately, he is also affected by Amblyopia.
His condition is getting more evident as he grows older. But you would be happy to hear that his condition has not adversely affected nor will affect his career in the future.
In 1962, she was born in New Mexico, US. The American actress is famous for her beauty. The fans of Demi Moore are so much taken aback by her overwhelming personality that no one ever noticed that she had a delineated eye.
Also, because her condition never affected her work, she never thought to do something of it.
Steven Vincent Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was a firefighter before being an actor.
During his career journey, from running through the burning woods to being the most dependable character in Hollywood, he never let his condition affect his determination to succeed. However, his condition may be more pronounced than other celebrities due to age.
Charles Bronson (1921 to 2003) was one of the best-known American actors. He was famous for his “granite features and brawny physique.”
During his time, he was never overwhelmed by his condition. His fans are so impressed with his acting and physique that no one ever noticed that his one eye didn’t line up with the other. So, he never allowed his abnormality to get hold of his talent.
On November 12, 1980, Ryan Thomas Gosling was born. The famous actor brings immense emotion to the camera scene.
He also has an eye that is slightly drooping to the left. However, his actions are so captivating that they prevent his fans from noticing his squinting eye. Nevertheless, it is present when anyone notices him.
Charissa Jean Thompson was born in Washington, US, on May 4, 1982. A well-known television personality and sportscaster at Fox Sports network, United States. The diva successfully hosts the FOX NFL KICKOFF and Sunday NFL women’s assignment.
Her misaligned eye never stopped her from reaching heights. She conducts the interviews and masterly hosts and leads the segments and conversations in the studios. It shows that she is indeed a successful queen.
On February 17, 1991, Edward Christopher Sheeran was born in England. In contrast to other celebs, Ed did not have strabismus since birth. He said he had a mark on his eye that started developing into glaucoma.
It could lead to permanent blindness if left untreated. So, he decided to treat it via laser. Unfortunately, the treatment left him with a stutter (a speech disorder) and a squinted eye.
The legendary Forest Steven Whitaker was born on July 15, 1961, in Texas, United States. The star suffered from this illness for most of his adult life. But the condition got worse in his old age.
He, however, never repented of his condition but made it a brand for himself. He claimed publicly that he felt no need to alter his eye as it had no significant effect on his work.
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was born in California, United States, on October 25, 1984. The amazing singer was also born with a defective eye.
Like other celebrities, she is conscious of her looks and claims she has a lazy eye. In her video, she said that she often takes eye drops to apply when she needs to look normal. However, her illness never put hurdles in her beauty and her successful career track.
Treatment of Amblyopia (The Lazy Eye)
We can treat lazy eyes in various ways. The success varies according to the individual condition. Some of the common treatments include:
- A temporary patch on the stronger eye to let the weaker one work effectively with the brain. It is more often used in children.
- Glasses can also be applied to help the weaker eye work better,
- In severe cases, an operation is done to correct the defective eye.
However, until and unless the condition is severe, most people decide to live with it and do not opt for an operation.
Hollywood is all about glamour, lights, beauty, and perfection. But your favorite celebrities can still have the issues you face. You have now seen that many well-known personalities have a lazy eye but have yet to make it a disaster for themselves.
It is because it is always up to you how you deal with the problem. It is about accepting what you are and what you need to do in life, either with or without illness. We hope this information has been helpful and that you feel more informed and supported when talking about this issue.