My chihuahua has smaller eyes than most chihuahuas that I have seen and I swear she has bad eyesight. If someone (including me) in my family enters the room and she is laying down she jumps up and starts barking her head off. She also always looks like she is squinting at you and her eyes water a lot. She has been to the vet for her shots and although I always forget to mention it they never say anything.
we have the opposite problem with our male frenchie. he is a little over a year old and has always had one eye that was goopy. when i switched him over to the natural balance allergy formula food, it cleared up alot. he has had several vet exams and had been seen by three out of the four vets at the clinic. the last time we got the fourth vet. he was amazing. he said rocky had dry eye. prescribed some optimmune ointment to produce natural tears, eye wash and a tribiotic ointment, he has been goop free for over a week now, we are keeping this vet for our permanent one. eyes are nothing to play around with , in dogs or humans. if you suspect a problem , make an appointment and have it checked out. if you are not satisfied with the vet, keep looking until you find one that you feel is doing the best by your pet. but definately have the eyes checked out. it could be nothing, but at least you would know and be able to put your worrying to rest.
***Edited By: dusty082155 on 2/11/2006 1:45:01 PM*** Reason: spell
my sister-in-law has a chi . she has big almost bulgy looking eyes. i have seen other chi's with smaller ones. your chi's eyes are on the smaller side, but i do not know much about chi's. i can see that you are concerned about your baby though. i would have your vet look at them. if he feels there is a problem he will deal with it. if it is something beyond his realm, he will refer you to an opthamolic specialist. our vet gave us a referal card for one. if rockys eyes do not continue to improve, he suggested that we make an appointment to take rocky in to see her. thankfully, so far so good with him.