Will a child grow out of a Squint?

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To begin with, people often believe that a child with strabismus will outgrow the condition. However, this is not true. Strabismus may get worse without treatment.

One should consult a Paediatric Ophthalmologist if any child older than 4-6 months of age appears to have squinting eyes.

Moreover, there is a window of opportunity till about 5-8 years of age when vision can be improved if the defect is corrected.

If the vision in one eye is poorer than the other eye then that develops into a lazy (Amblyopia) eye and starts to squint because the brain tends to ignore the poorer of the two eyes.

Early detection and treatment before the age of 2 years give the best results.

PEDIA VISION Children Eye Care offers holistic eye care for children from birth through adolescence with special services like binocular vision assessment, Vision therapy, and Dynamic and dilated retinoscopy in even non-verbal kids to diagnose their refractive errors.