Does Your Child Have Normal Eyes & Normal
is one of the few very sensitive senses that need to be assessed early on in life to
insure a healthy & normal upbringing of a child.
The eyesight immediately after birth is somewhat not properly matured in a sense that the brain cannot make out all the details that are conveyed to it by the eye.
This results in that the eye does not fix on objects and the child might appear not be interested in the surroundings, while the truth is that, during the first few hours the Brain is trying to Learn as much as possible about the surrounding objects which the eye sees for the first time.
While this does not last long as the brain starts to recognize the familiar Faces & sites in a period of about one week and at this point the child will fix his/her eyes on the face of the parent and actually recognize them well & respond to them by a smile.
The first three months of the life are the most important period for the development of the vision, so any interruption of the clarity of vision if not taken care off early enough can result in a Permanent damage, and the vision being reduced for the rest of the life.
The second important period is from 3 months to six years, at this stage any interruption of vision will result in a less severe, but a permanent damage, which the child might suffer, for the rest of his life .
It is important to state that the measuring the vision in newborns & young children is not as easy as in adults; the eye Doctor does it in an objective way by using special techniques.
There are few very important bad signs which indicates a serious underlying eye problem which requires an urgent professional care: