A squint or strabismus is present when the two eyes are not looking in the same direction. It may be apparent all the time or only when the person is tired, unwell or focusing on a near or distant object. The eye may turn in or out, or one eye may sit higher than the other.
Babies often have the appearance of a squint due to a wide bridge of the nose and this appearance is lost as the face develops. However, a child with a true squint will not grow out of it, so all children suspected of a squint must be seen by an eye specialist.