"It is often asked at what age should treatment no longer be
attempted. The answer is, everyone deserves a chance! Age should not be
What is it?
Strabismus, more commonly known as cross-eyed or wall-eyed, is a vision condition
in which a person can not align both eyes simultaneously under normal
conditions. One or both of the eyes may turn in, out, up or down. An
eye turn may be constant (when the eye turns all of the time) or intermittent (turning only some of the time, such as, under stressful conditions or when ill). Whether constant or intermittent, strabismus always requires appropriate evaluation and treatment. Children do not outgrow strabismus!
See our many articles on Strabismus, such as Strabismus Overview by Expert Eye Doctor: What is Strabismus? Strabismus Treatments, etc.; All Types of Strabismus; Strabismus Treatments; Constant or Intermittent Strabismus?; Seeing Double? Double Vision?; What is Lazy Eye?; and more!
"Children do not 'outgrow' eye turns!
Early detection and treatment advised!"
Who has strabismus?
It is estimated that up to 5 percent of all children have some type or
degree of strabismus. Children with strabismus may initially have
double vision. This occurs because of the misalignment of the two eyes
in relation to one another. In an attempt to avoid double vision, the
brain will eventually disregard the image of one eye (called
suppression). Learn all about strabismus.