Recently, I watched a friend's 10-year-old daughter teach her how to play Guitar Hero . The game happened to include favorite songs from my friend's teen and college years, which helped draw her in. The best part was seeing the daughter become an expert and share gaming skills with her mom--a reversal of the usual parent-child roles. Now that some video game systems are friendlier to novice players, it's increasingly possible to share game time together. Plus, playing a video game side-by-side encourages easy conversation, which in turn may encourage your child to share her problems and triumphs with you.
An analogy to understanding the relationship of age in regards to the treatment of eye muscle anomalies would be to consider the relationship of one's age in learning to speak a second language. During the period of neurological development, around the first year of life, language development is natural and spontaneous. Children raised in families that speak two languages from birth automatically learn both languages. However, if the second language is introduced in later school years, language development takes a longer time and is more arduous. Yet, remember, people learn languages well into their sixties and seventies. The very same is true of visual development. It is easier to develop normal vision during the critical period, but with work, many people can develop normal binocular vision in later years.