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When an eye is misaligned, the brain receives two different images.
If the child's teeth are becoming misaligned because of thumb sucking the dentist should be consulted.
An orthodontist is a specialized dentist who treats people with teeth and jaws that may be misaligned.
Parents should call their doctor whenever they notice their child's eyes appear misaligned, even if the child is very young.
Images from the misaligned or "crossed" eye are turned off to avoid double vision.