Squint is misalignment between the two eyes. It may be caused by muscle weakness or neurological problems. The two pupils seem to look in two different directions. The most common complaint for a person having a squint problem is double vision. Patients may wish to have this fault rectified for cosmetic purposes.
Take a good look at your child while he/she is playing on watching a book/TV and note if any of the following are present.
If any of the above are present then you should suspect the child to have a possibility of eye problem. The problem could be either glasses or squinting of the eyes. These are easily treated and a proper screening of the child having any of the above complaints is needed to rule out any other causes as well.
All children should be seen by an eye doctor for the first time at 3-4 years of age . However if any of the following are present then the child should be brought to the eye doctor at the earliest: