Lazy eye & Squints

What is a lazy eye?

A lazy eye is a condition that’s predominantly associated with children. It happens because one or both of the eyes are unable to make a strong link to the brain, which results in poor vision.

According to the NHS, 1 in every 50 children is affected by this condition.

How do I identify if my child has this problem?

There are no obvious symptoms that indicate a child has a lazy eye. Most young children are unaware they even have a problem with their vision, and if they are, they’re usually unable to explain the issue themselves. In older children, they may complain of not being able to see through one eye when reading, writing or drawing.

Lazy eyes are usually identified during routine eye tests, even before children notice there is an issue, making it highly important to get your child’s eyes tested regularly (every year).

What is a squint?

A squint, sometimes referred to as strabismus, is when the eyes point in different directions. Again, this condition is predominant in children and can occur at any age.

What are the treatments?

Treatment is usually recommended for a squint as it’s unlikely that it will go away on its own and in some cases could lead to further problems if not treated properly.

The most common treatments for a squint are:

  • Glasses
  • Eye exercises
  • In extreme circumstances, surgery

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