How do you diagnose a Squint ?

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A squint may be noticed by parents, relatives, friends, or your doctor. Routine checks to detect eye problems in babies and children are usually done at the newborn examination and the 6–8-week review.

There should also be a routine eye screening for when children start school (at the age of 3-4 years) to ensure that their vision is good and that their eyes work together.

Most of the children are diagnosed with squint between the ages of 1 to 4 years. The tests carried out to diagnose squint are:

- History- Birth history, time of onset of squint

- Vision - Reading chart from 6 meters or Matching optotypes/images in non-verbal children or Photo-screening in uncooperative children

- Eye movement evaluation - Fixation, 9 gazes, Uniocular/ Binocular using prisms and a cover test

- Refraction - Dry, Dynamic and Dilated retinoscopy

- Dilated Retina evaluation

PEDIA VISION Children Eye Care offers holistic eye care for children from birth through adolescence with special services like binocular vision assessment, Vision therapy, and Dynamic and dilated retinoscopy in even non-verbal kids to diagnose their refractive errors.