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Dr. Brandi Reeve

Every parent wants to know how well their newborn sees. We think newborns can see facial construction. They notice the difference between light and dark and contrast - this all changes by age 4 months. This is when the baby develops depth perception and they can tell the difference between colors. This is also when your baby’s eyes should start moving together as opposed to one eye turning in or one eye on turning out which can be normal up until this point.

By age 12 months your child’s vision should reach adult levels.  Your doctor will check your baby’s eyes at each visit to make sure everything is developing normally.