Babies eye and its vision development from infant to five years, stages of development and how they start learning things through their vision.
Baby’s eyes are the widows to this wonderful world, without proper vision, a baby cannot be able to see and learn about this world. Vision problems occur at bout 5 % of preschoolers and 25% of school-age children. Since most vision problems starts at an early age, it becomes very important that babies need proper eye care. Untreated eye problems can worsen and develops serious problems as well as hits learning ability and personality in school.
Baby's eye vision development
Newborn infants - In newborns the sharpness of vision is not yet fully developed. Therefore, they usually prefer looking at closer objects, brighter colored or of high contrast and moving.
Three Months - At this age, they can smoothly follow a moving object. Colors and moving parts attract infants at this stage and help stimulate their visual development.
Three to six Months - At this age, the retina of the eye is almost well developed, and the baby's visual sharpness is enough to see small details to see. The infant at this stage can be able to look from near to far and far to near again. Assessment of distances (or depth) is also on development.
Six Months - At this age, the eye has developed about two-thirds of its adult size. Now the two eyes are fully working together, resulting in binocular vision. Distance vision and depth perception are still on development.
One Year Old - At this age, the vision is on its way toward full development. Eye coordination with the hands and body are naturally practice by the child, and it can be improvising by games involving; grasping, placing and catching.
Two to five Years Old - At this age, children are interested to draw and see at pictures. Stories with pictures, drawings, and symbols help the child to coordinate hearing and vision.