How will a squint affect my child in the future?

Treatments for squint and amblyopia are generally very effective if the squint is detected and treated early. In these cases, most children will have good vision in each eye in the long term.

Children whose treatment isn’t as successful may have poor sight in one eye. The level of vision in this eye will vary between individuals and some may retain a reasonable level of sight. Most adults who have had a squint or lazy eye since childhood that wasn’t successfully treated are well adapted to poor vision in one eye only and it doesn’t cause them any problems day to day. However it’s important that someone with good vision in only one eye should have regular eye examinations with an optometrist to make sure that the eye they rely on is healthy.

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