You want your children’s eyes to be as healthy as possible. That’s why it is so important to watch out for warning signs that might indicate vision problems.
Common eye conditions that occur in children include: Amblyopia, Strabismus, Infantile Cataract, Conjunctivitis and Dacryocystitis.
Amblyopia: Also known as lazy eye, is the most common vision problem in children. It occurs when one eye sees more clearly than the other. The most common symptoms are favoring one eye, or bumping into things on one side.
Strabismus: This is a crossing or turning of one of the eyes. It isn’t the same as lazy eye, but strabismus can cause lazy eye.
Infantile Cataract: This gradual clouding of the eye’s lens can occur in newborn babies.
Conjuntivitis: If your child’s eyelid looks red or swollen, he or she may have conjuntivitis or pink eye. You might also notice a white, yellow or green discharge from the eye.
Dacryocystitis: This infection, usually caused by blocked tear ducts, can cause teary or watery eyes and redness in the corner of the eye.
Some other signs that your child may have a vision problem include: