1. Myth – Squint is only a cosmetic problem and can be corrected at any age.
This statement is totally false. Squint is not just a cosmetic problem – it can lead to lazy eye. Even when the vision is good, presence of squint may lead to loss of depth perception and three dimensional vision. Just to assess how your child may be seeing in the presence of squint, close one of your eyes and see your surroundings. Then open both your eyes and see – you will notice the difference. This difference can be restored only when squint is corrected at appropriate time. That appropriate time may be as early as one year of age depending on the type of squint.
2. Squint can be corrected either by surgery or spectacles – has to be done at a proper time when benefit would be maximum. Eyes can be aligned later on also, but the benefit would be only cosmetic alignment, not functional improvement.