I am a 19 year old male and I have some questions about my eyesight. I have amblyopia and strabismus. When I was born, I was almost blind in my left eye around 20/200. My eye doctor made me wear glasses and patch my right eye until I was about 6. As I absolutely hated the patching I was not compliant and I still have a lazy eye. My right eye is nearsighted and my left eye is farsighted. I have worn glasses full time. I do not remember the diopters for each eye. My right eye over the years has increased in nearsightedness and my left eye is getting weaker because my brain ignores it. My right eye is corrected to 20/20 and my left eye is corrected to 20/40. My eye doctor says that I am one-eyed and surgery would only be cosmetic. I have been doing some research and I have found that through different eye exercises and patching one can improve eyesight in adulthood. My biggest concern is that if I should engage in these exercises. When I cover my right eye the left one immediately goes to the center and when I look up it goes up and left. I am worried because I am both near and farsightedness and if both eyes are used, I will get double vision. I hate being only able to use one eye at a time and I want to strengthen my left eye. What would you recommend? Should I engage in these exercises or just accept the fact that I will be monocular for the rest of my life? I look forward to your reply. I thank you in advance.
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