Misalignment of Your Child’s Eyes
Did You Know?
If your child’s pediatrician says that his/her “eyes are out of line” this means the physician sees a misalignment of the child’s eyes. If this is true the eyes will not be working together. This problem is called strabismus. Most often the cause is unknown but sometimes it can be controlled with glasses or treatment of reduced vision in one of the eyes with patching or eye drops. Your child should be seen for a complete eye examination by a pediatric ophthalmologist as soon as it can be performed.
This article was reprinted with permission from the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeSmart™ campaign