Babies LEARN to SEE and SEE…. to LEARN.
Babies can’t see as well when they are born and images are in black and shades of grey.Vision develops over a period of the first few months as the eyes and the visual system develops.
Healthy eyes and good vision play a critical role in how infants and children learn to see. Eye and vision problems in infants can cause developmental delays.
Baby’s eyes focus up to about 8-10 inches till about 3 months of age. The ability of coordination of both eyes also develops rapidly as the focus improves. They may appear to wander and this is a normal process.
3D vision and depth perception develops over 5-8months as does color perception.
Hand eye co ordination improves from 3-12 months as the child learns to move and crawl.
The presence of eye and vision problems in infants is rare. But occasionally, eye health and vision problems can develop and parents need to look out for indications of the same. They are:
• Excessive watering
• Red or crusty eye lids –
• Constant eye turning /cross eyes
• Sensitivity to light
• Appearance of a white pupil
FIRST EYE EXAM
Ideally first eye exam should be done at the age of 6 months to rule out possibility of a high refractive error or eye pathology. Earlier if any of the above ALERTS are noticed.
A premature baby needs an eye exam at birth.
You take care of your little ones as they grow..
….We WILL take care of their EYES