Seen in around 1 in 20 children before the age of 5 years old, a squint is a condition where one of your child’s eyes points in a different direction when they are looking straight ahead. In most cases, the affected eye will be turned towards the nose, however, the eye can turn outwards. A squint can cause blurred vision, double vision, and eventually cause a lazy eye.

Squints can be treated with corrective lenses and eye exercises, however, if these do not work, surgery may be required to move the muscles which control the eye.