I have a squint & bad eyesight, so do my Dad, Uncles, Cousins etc. DD (22 months) is under observation by the Ophthalmology Dept at the hospital - checkups every 6 months. Luckily no sign of a squint but they are still worried that her eyes may deteriorate early (as mine did)
You should speak to your optician if you are concerned. I did & she refered dd to the hospital. I like the fact that they are loooing at her regularly - the earlier something is picked up the less likely it will deteriorate (as if it is corrected there is not so much strain on the eyes)
Erm, in my family it appaears to skip generations. My great aunt was the last person with short-sightedness and astigmatism. both my parents and their parents had 20/20 grr. DH and I both very short-sighted but so far, both dsses (aged 10 and 7) have 20/20 too. Surely they'd be showing signs by now if they were going to have duff eyesd?
My mum has a fairly bad astigmatism, my dad has moderate short-sightedness, I am very short sighted. My sister is slightly short sighted (needed glasses around 12 I think). As DH is also astigmatic I am pretty sure that DS and DD will need glasses at some stage, although hopefully won't be as short sighted as me.