Timely Examination is key

Even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, at about age of 3 to 5 years, you should take your kid to doctor for his or her first thorough eye examination. Early detection of any possible abnormality is vital because the corrective measures are better responsive till the child’s eyes are developing which is ~8 years of age


Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is reduced vision in an eye that results from misalignment of the eyes (strabismus), a need for glasses (refractive error). If recognized early (preschool years), amblyopia generally responds well to treatment. If recognized later (after 9-10 years of age), it is much more difficult to treat and the child may have permanent vision loss. Signs and symptoms to watch for include misaligned eyes, squinting one eye, bumping into objects or other signs of poor depth perception, head tilting, and double vision. 

Amblyopia therapy can include glasses, patching, eye drops, and sometimes surgery.

Left eye patching

Tips to maintain good eye health in children

  • Eat well-balanced diet with fruits and vegetables
  • Have your eyes examined once every year
  • Wash your eyes in clean water twice a day
  • Wear sunglasses or safety goggles while playing outdoor or driving