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Written by : DoctorNDTV Team
Checked by : Dr N Ananthakrishnan
Head of Department of Surgery,
JIPMER, Pondicherry

What can a newborn baby see?

In the first couple of months, your baby will not be able to focus on anything further than ten inches from her face. A newborn’s eyes are
sensitive to the human face and movement. A newborn’s colour vision is initially limited to bright colours like red and blue, and then expands to include green and yellow.

When does the child develop perfect vision?

The baby will probably develop complete three-dimensional vision only by the time she is four months old. She will have perfect vision by the time she is six months old.

If the child keeps bumping into the furniture or has trouble following the path of a ball thrown to her, it may be a sign that she cannot see properly. Be alert for changes in the appearance of her eyes, such as drooping eyelid or a squint and it might happen that you may have to seek the help of an expert.

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