Children can suffer from all forms of eye disease, including congenital cataracts, glaucoma, retinopathies, corneal dystrophies, and eyelid malfunctions/deformities. One of the most common pediatric eye conditions is strabismus (crossed/wondering eyes). Any of these conditions are very serious because they can interfere with the proper development of the child’s vision. If the vision does not develop properly by the age of 8-10 years old, the child may have permanent vision loss, known as amblyopia (lazy eye). It is important to get these pediatric eye conditions treated early and properly by a pediatric eye specialist to avoid unnecessary vision loss in the child’s future.