AUG 30, 2017 8:28 AM PDT

Here's What it's Like Behind the Eyes of a Baby

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard


When a baby is first born, they don't have the best eyesight. It takes time for vision to develop, and researchers think it might take until age two for the eyes to fully mature. With that in mind, you might be wondering what a baby sees in their first year following birth.

According to researchers, a newborn baby's eyesight is between 12-25 times worse than an adult's. After a few months, full color and sharper images begin to come around.

Depth perception starts to develop after almost five months, and the ability to track moving objects kicks in just a few months later. Once babies can coordinate their hands with their eyes more effectively, they'll become adventurous enough to get on their own two feet and start grabbing onto things.

Soon enough, a baby's vision is nearly developed. During the following year, the baby's eye muscles will strengthen the mechanisms that enable the eyes to communicate with the brain are further fortified. By the age two, the baby has eyesight just as sharp and capable as yours.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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