When Does My Child Need an Eye Exam?
As your child grows, their eyesight will change significantly. Right after birth, your child will not be able to see much more than blurred patterns of light and dark. However, for the next 6 months, their vision and ocular muscle control will improve to a point where they can begin to discover different shapes, colours, and textures.
Before your child’s first birthday, letting them explore the world around them can help their visual skills develop. Crawling, touching, and investigating your home is important to help them learn to use their eyes. Giving them toys that they can touch, hold, and see simultaneously encourages them to use their eyes and brain in tandem.