Baby & Toddlers
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Babies are able to see when they are born. In fact, a newborn baby is even able to focus on things for short periods of time. At the age of two weeks, babies can follow movements, recognize faces and show the first signs of a smile. At the age of four to six weeks, babies can follow and focus on their toys, for example. At the age of two to three months, the sight of their own hands becomes interesting and exciting..

 

Baby's first sight test

Good vision is very important to children because so much of what they learn is taken in through their eyes. So it's never too soon to start your child's eye care. You'll find most infants and pre-school children have regular vision screening as part of their routine developmental checks.

 

Tests for toddlers

We advise that children should have their first eye examination at around three years old. Learning difficulties can sometimes be caused by uncorrected vision problems, so the earlier they can be detected, the better the chance of correcting them.