What is a squint?
A squint occurs when an eye turns and stops working with the other eye. The eye may turn towards the nose or turn outwards, upwards or downwards. The medical term is strabismus.
What causes the condition?
In many cases the squint is caused by longsightedness and the child needs glasses. The strain made by the child to see without glasses causes the eye to turn in. In other cases there may be no obvious reason but there is usually a history of glasses and/or squint in the family.