What can my baby see? (part 2)
Here’s part 2 of “What can my baby see”, a courtesy of the American Optometric Association.
Nine to twelve months
- At around 9 months of age, babies begin to pull themselves up to a standing position. By 10 months of age, a baby should be able to grasp objects with thumb and forefinger.
- By twelve months of age, most babies will be crawling and trying to walk. Parents should encourage crawling rather than early walking to help the child develop better eye-hand coordination. Babies can now judge distances fairly well and throw things with precision.
One to two years old
- By two years of age, a child’s eye-hand coordination and depth perception should be well developed. Children this age are highly interested in exploring their environment and in looking and listening. They recognize familiar objects and pictures in books and can scribble with crayon or pencil.
If a parent has any concerns about their baby’s vision development, we welcome you to bring them in for a visit. We can often diagnose vision conditions by age 2 that will allow your child’s vision to develop as normally as possible.