Lazy eye, correctly termed amblyopia, is an early childhood condition where the child’s vision does not develop properly. It usually occurs in one eye, but it can occur in both eyes. Lazy eye affects approximately 2% of children. A baby is able to see as soon as it is born, and vision continues to develop up until around seven or eight years of age, at which point the visual pathway is established. After this, no further development occurs until sight deteriorates with age, or after eye injury or disease. This is why it is so important to have your child’s eyes examined regularly from a young age.