03 Aug INFANTS VISION DEVELOPMENT
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.
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!