• Should I be worried if my daughter’s eyes turn inward?


    Question:

    My 1-year-old turns her eyes inward if something comes close to her face. Should I be worried, or will she learn to focus over time?


    Answer:

    The onset of crossing of the eyes, whether at distance or near, is cause for seeking a consultation with an ophthalmologist. It is possible the inward-turning at very near distance is normal because humans must turn their eyes toward each other when they look at something very near their face.