DISHING DIVA! Johnny Depp – The Real Reason Behind His Bad Eyesight!By Dishng Diva | July 2, 2013 | Dish!, Entertainment
In the July 4 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, it’s revealed that The Lone Ranger‘s Johnny Depp has got some seriously bad eyesight.
“His glasses are prescription, and he needs them badly, though they don’t do anything for his left eye. Since birth, he’s been ‘basically blind as a bat’ in that one, in a way that’s impossible to correct,” the article reveals.
The DivaGals had to know what was causing such a serious condition for the chameleon actor, and we got the answer from Dr. Rupe Hansra, director of Eye Care and Optometry at LensCrafters.
“Based on Mr. Depp’s description, it sounds like the cause of his vision loss in the left eye is due to Amblyopia. This condition impacts about 2 to 3 percent of Americans and occurs when there is a large refractive error difference between the two eyes, so the brain uses the better seeing eye and essentially ‘tunes out’ the other eye,” says Dr. Hansra, who has not examined Johnny.
“Adults with this condition should get an annual eye exam and ensure they protect the better seeing eye by wearing impact resistant polycarbonate lenses that offer substantial UV protection.”
Intense! Well at least it has let Johnny get some amazing eyewear. Tune in soon for the DivaGals top summer designs for women and men.
photo credit: Rolling Stone magazine