Infants Vision Development

Have you ever wondered what the world would look like from your baby’s eyes? We found this great timeline for tracking your baby’s vision development.


Vision: 0.03 | A newly born baby can only distinguish light and darkness. Immediately after birth, a newborn can only see about 7-10 inches of her surroundings. She neither can recognize a figure nor distinguish different colors. After 1 month, the baby will be able to actually see things within a 3 feet range and her eye-hand coordination improves significantly during this phase. She may slowly begin to attempt to grab or reach for moving objects that she sees.

2 months

Vision: 0.03-0.05 | At this stage, the baby can recognize an overall shape of an object. She can also keep her eyes open for a longer period of time. Her eye movement starts to coordinate with moving objects in a corresponding way. During this phase, encourage your little one to crawl and actively move around. This will definitely help her to further develop eye-hand coordination.

3 months to 4 months

Vision: 0.03 – 0.05 | At 3 to 4 months, babies can focus in on an object and make direct eye contacts with people. As her vision continues to gets sharper and more colorful, this is a great opportunity to introduce a wide spectrum of colors.

5 months to 7 months

Vision: 0.05 | Based on her accumulated experiences and memories, the baby will be able to start recognizing an object from a distance and perceive it in a three dimensional form. By the time she reaches 6 months, her vision development will be almost complete, with heightened depth perception. She will be able to see objects with nearly the level of clarity and sharpness as a fully developed adult.

Wow! So much happening even before the first birthday!

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