5 Facts You Didn't Know About Your Baby's Eyesight!

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When you are just knee-high to a grasshopper, then you see the world in a different light in more ways than one. Not only do infants and toddlers see the world from a unique point of view but their eyes work on a completely different level as they adjust to the bright light and interesting objects around them.

Did you know that there’s a number of things that happen to a baby’s vision in their first year of life? While that sparkle in your baby’s eye melts your heart, you may be interested to learn that there is so much more to those beautiful eyes.

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Here Are 5 Interesting Facts About Your Baby’s Eyes

Fact One

For the first few weeks, an infant can only see shades of grey i.e. variants of black and white. So, while parents brighten up nurseries to make them fun and lively, babies will only notice the different hues as their eyes develop. As they grow, they will eventually start to see colours and distinguish between different shades.

Fact Two

At 3-4-months of age, there are significant changes in a baby’s vision. During this time, their eyesight will sharpen and their focus on nearby objects will be more intentional. It is also at this stage where babies develop the skill to rack things with their eyes. By their 4th month, babies will be able to recognise colours and smaller details. At 3-4-months of age, there are significant changes in a baby’s vision. During this time, their eyesight will sharpen and their focus on nearby objects will be more intentional. It is also at this stage where babies develop the skill to rack things with their eyes. By their 4th month, babies will be able to recognise colours and smaller details.

Fact Three

Did you know that baby can have their first eye exam at six months? It’s not a prerequisite, of course, but if you are concerned about your baby’s vision, then you can take them for this non-evasive check-up. If an optician picks up any signs of visual impairment, he may be able to correct it with early intervention.

Fact Four

As babies reach their 7th and 8th month, their eyes start to focus better and they can now also recognise faces and objects. Their vision becomes so clear that they grasp the skill of spotting and tracking things across the room.

Fact Five

It’s at 10 months of age that your baby will now have the eye colour that will stick. All babies are born with blue eyes but this can change during the first few months of life. Their eye colour can shift from blue to green, to brown, and to everything in between.

Watching a tiny person grow and develop is a privilege. The human body is also amazing how it develops in stages, always at the right time. So, the next time you stare into a baby’s twinkling eyes, just think of how they are changing by the day and how wonderful science is.

Source:

1. Things you never knew about a baby’s eyesight. Vision Direct