Vision Conditions The following is a list of common vision conditions. Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) Commonly called “lazy eye,” amblyopia can be treated successfully if detected early enough in childhood. Astigmatism Often mistakenly called “stigmatism,” this common vision problem can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. Convergence Insufficiency A condition where two eyes cannot aim at the same point, causing headaches and/or double vision, affecting 13% of fifth and sixth grade children. Eye Allergies Are you bothered by red, itchy eyes? You may have allergies. Farsighted (Hyperopia) Hyperopia is a common vision problem that can cause headaches, eyestrain and trouble reading. Nearsighted (Myopia) Myopia is a very common vision problem, affecting up to one-third of the U.S. population. Ocular Migraines Commonly affecting adults in their 30s-40s. Symptoms include flickering lights or wavy or zig-zag lines surrounding the blind spot. Photophobia If you have light sensitive eyes, you might be experiencing photophobia. Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) This acute and contagious form of conjunctivitis is particularly common among preschoolers and school-age children. Strabismus Also known has eye-turn, crossed-eye or wall-eyed. Styes This common problem is simply an infected lid gland. Learn how to prevent and treat styes.