Sparta
Eye Associates

(973) 729-9199
Blairstown
Eye Associates

(908) 362-8257
Stanhope
Eye Associates

(973) 347-8877
Califon
Eye Associates

(908) 832-9211
Sparta Eye Associates (973) 729-9199
Blairstown Eye Associates (908) 362-8257
Stanhope Eye Associates (973) 347-8877
Califon Eye Associates (908) 832-9211

Strabismus

Strabismus treatmentStrabismus (also called crossed eyes, deviation, heterotropia, squint, tropia) is a condition where both of your eyes do not look toward the same object together. There are six different muscles that surround the eyes and work together so that both eyes can focus on the same object. For someone with strabismus, these muscles do not work together. As a result, one eye looks at one object, while the other eye turns in a different direction and is focused on another object. When this happens, two different images, one from each eye, are sent to the brain. This confuses the brain, and the brain may learn to ignore the image from the weaker eye. Strabismus is a common condition among children but it can also occur later in life.

What are the symptoms of strabismus?

The main sign of strabismus is an eye that is not directed straight. Sometimes a child or young person will squint with one eye in bright sunlight. Symptoms of faulty depth perception may also be noticed. Adults with strabismus will usually have double vision.

How is strabismus diagnosed?

Strabismus is usually diagnosed with a physical examination that includes a detailed examination of the eyes. Tests are done to determine how much the eyes are out of alignment. These eye tests may include corneal light reflex, cover/uncover test, retinal exam, standard ophthalmic exam and visual acuity.

What is the treatment for strabismus?

Treatment of strabismus may consist of eyeglasses, patching, eye coordination exercises (called orthoptics) and/or surgery on the eye muscles. Eyeglasses, with or without patching, are often the treatment tried first and can usually reduce the amount of deviation.


Sparta Eye Associates
117 Sparta Ave
Sparta, NJ 07871
Phone: 973-729-9199


Blairstown Eye Associates
174 Route 94
Blairstown, NJ 07825
Phone: 908-362-8257


Califon Eye Associates
438 Rte. 513 Victorian Square
Califon, NJ 07830
Phone: 908-832-9211


Stanhope Eye Associates
145 Route 183
Stanhope, NJ 07874
Phone: 973-347-8877


Branchville Eye Associates
200 Route 206
Branchville, NJ 07826
Phone: 973-948-7272