Importance of eyes for an infant
With the maturity of infant’s brain the infant starts to feel about this world more and more. As the infant’s eye muscles coordinate and gets more strength then the infants feels as if the world around them is getting expanded.
Infant’s Eye Expressions
The eyes of infants are able to have focus on limited items. Their vision is limited to only a few objects. With the expansion in the infant’s vision you can clearly observe that the infant is looking around his surroundings more and more. In the beginning they focus their vision on the items which are close to them and slowly shift their vision on the far away objects like the gazing at a picture on the wall. Further more you will observe that the infant slowly starts to follow you as you move around in the room. The normal tendency as you will observe is that they become unhappy if you try to leave the room.
It is not uncommon if the eyes of an infant’s eyes appear a little crossed or sometimes the eyes are not in line. If this problem persists more than tree months of age of infant, then the parents of such children should take it seriously and should get the infant’s eyes checked by a pediatrician.
You can clearly notice the vision of an infant is expanding day by day if you have a close look at their eyes. The eyes of an infant gets widened if they are attracted to something or are frighten by some other object. The eyes of infant will also get widened if they look at something which new to them or something they are watching for the first time. If you put two objects in front of an infant out of which one is familiar to infant and another is new to them, then the infant shows more interest in the object, which is familiar to them.
Stimulating baby’s vision
If you feel that the infant is having some sort of vision problem, you can animate an infant’s mind and also check his vision. In case you think that your children are having some vision problem, then do not hesitate to take them to a specialist and get them thoroughly checked for any vision problem.
Tips to stimulate a baby’s vision:
- For stimulating an infant’s vision hold the infant’s face close to your face. Now slowly move backwards and move your face from side to side. Now not that the infant follow your movements.
- By the age of three months the infant should be able to have a look at objects, which are at a distance to them. Another method of stimulating infant’s vision is stand at about six to eight feet from away from your infant. Now the infant should response to your smile and also to your movements as you to the right and left.
Production of Tears
The production of tears in an infant generally begins at around the age of two to three months. A few children may bear with narrow tear ducts or blocked tear ducts. This problem generally goes away itself as the infant reaches the age of twelve months. But it is always better to consult a pediatrician if your infant does not produce tears by the time your infant attains the age of three months.