As you may have suspected crossing your eyes can’t make you cross eyed. It’s most likely a myth passed around by parents to deter children from making faces.
Can Crossing Your Eyes Make You Cross Eyed?
Crossing your eyes can’t make you permanently cross eyed; the muscles holding the eye will fatigue and the eye will return to it’s original position.
What is Cross Eyes?medical reasons such as discussed in this video.
What Causes Crossed Eyes?
There are many different causes for crossed eyes, and it does seem to run in families. In some cases, it may be caused by severe farsightedness that has been left untreated. Significant head trauma may also cause crossed eyes, as it can affect the portion of the brain that controls eye muscles.
- “Crossed Eyes (Strabismus)“. Bausch.com. Retrieved Sept 30, 2015.