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Vision

By six months toddlers are usually able to focus both eyes on an object. They can now see things that are both very close and far away from them. As well, they will begin to develop hand-eye coordination.
  • Encourage healthy vision development by giving your toddler space to move and explore as she learns how to coordinate her vision with her body movements.
  • Protect your child’s eyes by keeping sharp objects like scissors or lollipop sticks, and even sharp toys, out of reach.
  • Be selective about the amount of television you allow your toddler to watch and ensure he sits at least eight to ten feet away.
  • Children who cannot speak can still have eye examinations. You should plan to have your child’s vision tested before she is three years old, or earlier if you are concerned she may be having problems seeing.