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RESEARCH

Your Infant's Vision Development

AUTHOR:

Gary Heiting, OD

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2010

PUBLICATION:

All About Vision

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

One of the greatest moments when having a child is the first time your newborn daughter or son opens their eyes and makes eye contact with you. But don’t be concerned if that doesn’t happen right away.


The visual system of a newborn infant takes some time to develop. In the first week of life, babies don’t see much detail. Their first view of the world is indistinct and only in shades of gray.


It takes several months for your child’s vision to develop fully. Knowing the milestones of your baby’s vision development (and what you can do to help it along) can insure your child is seeing properly and enjoying his world to the fullest.