Squint is a condition in which the eyes of a child or an adult point towards different directions. When a person with normal eyes looks at an object, both of his eyes are directed towards that particular object. On the other hand, if a person is looking at an object but only one eye is directed towards it and the other eye is looking some other way, then that person has a squint. There are different types of squint, namely, esotropia, when the affected eye is turned inwards, exotropia, when it is turned outwards, hypertropia, when it is turned upwards, and hypotropia when it is turned downwards. A squinted eye may not be able to see properly and is often called the lazy eye. It can only be treated and cured with an early detection and the earlier the detection, the more effective the squint treatment would be. An individual with squint would be able to use only one eye each time, this signifies that the vision power of those individuals are poorer than people with normal eyes as they are able to comprehend the depth and distance much more accurately. Therefore, a squint can affect a child's or adult's prospects in career or sports. This means that early detection and treatment is critical to your child's future. As a responsible parent, considering squint operation is a good choice to go for, as this course of treatment is most effective at an early age. But there can be other complications that need to be consulted with a reputed eye surgeon.