Common signs of vision troubles in children include frequently rubbing their eyes, squinting, tilting or turning the head to look at objects, wandering eyes, or squeezing eyes. If your child displays any of these symptoms, please arrange a sight test for them without delay. Amblyopia (lazy eye), Strabismus (crossed eyes), colour deficiency (colour blindness), and refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism) are the most common conditions that can affect a child's vision. Many of these conditions, if diagnosed early, can be treated and vision can be restored. If the condition is not diagnosed until later in life, treatment will not be as effective.

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