Please suggest some exercise to reduce squint eyes.

Q. Please suggest some exercise to reduce squint eyes.

Answered by
Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 28, 2017

Hi doctor,

I have squint eyes, please check the attached picture. I am 24 years old, and I started wearing glasses when I was 16. I do not think I had squint before I started wearing glasses. Please suggest some exercise to reduce squint or tell me what will be best for me. I have -3 power with cylindrical power in both eyes.



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  • Considering that you have a refractive error with cylindrical power, you can get corneal topography done. -3 is a moderate refractive error. Convergence exercises (pencil push ups) can be tried.
  • The photographs uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are in extreme gaze. Kindly upload photographs with a front gaze. With and without glasses to assess the appropriate degree of squint.
  • Also, kindly mention whether the squint is present at all times or during certain hours. This will help to suggest appropriate exercise regimen and duration. And will also decide whether any surgical intervention is required.

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Hi doctor,

Thank you for replying. Yes, the squint is present at all the times. Many people have pointed out my squint, which depresses me and decreases my confidence to talk eye to eye. I am attaching pictures with and without specs in different directions. Please tell me the best solution. Exercise and other non-surgical methods are preferable. Also, I was thinking of doing LASIK to get perfect vision. Please tell me how to fix squint. Thank you.



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I have seen the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • Your squint is minimal. It belongs to a variety known as intermittent divergent squint. Convergence exercise is advised. You can read about them. Also, kindly visit your nearest ophthalmologist for accurate measurement of the squint, as there are various devices to measure them.
  • LASIK will not help with squint correction. You can try using contact lens and assess if squint is controlled. I hope this helps.

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