What are the symptoms of amblyopia?

Children do not typically complain of poor vision as they grow accustomed to decreased vision in one eye and good vision in the other. Symptoms such as squinting, tilting the head, and shutting one eye to read or focus are often detected by teachers and parents.

If you experience poor vision, difficulty in perceiving depth, or an eye that moves away from its typical position, you might be showing symptoms of amblyopia. If you are concerned that your child has developed amblyopia and your child can't communicate visual problems to you, look for a tendency to cover one eye or squint when trying to focus. You may also notice that the eyes don't move together or do not appear to be looking in the same direction. Yet, not everyone who suffers from amblyopia will show symptoms.

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