Vision normally sharpens as a baby matures into childhood. However, vision problems may be suspected in children who are not responding to their environment properly. The following are some age-related guidelines that may help to decide if your child is having vision problems. It is important to remember that not every child is the same. Some children may reach milestones at different ages. Talk with your child's healthcare provider if you are suspicious that your child is not seeing correctly or is experiencing other problems with his or her vision.
Milestones related to vision or seeing
2 to 3 months:
4 to 5 months:
5 to 7 months:
7 to 11 months:
11 to 12 months:
12 to 14 months:
18 to 24 months:
36 to 48 months:
48 to 72 months (4 to 6 years):
Parents can take steps to help their baby's vision develop properly. These include:
Watching for any signs of vision problems and bringing them to your pediatrician's attention
Getting infant or child eye screening as recommended to catch any vision problems as early as possible
Talking to your pediatrician about age-appropriate activities you can do with your baby to help vision development.