Eyesight

Essential information to remember

Essential information to rememberSight is an important way for your baby to communicate.

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From birth onward, an infant can see faces, shapes and colours, and prefers faces and geometric shapes. Sight is an important way for your baby to communicate. At the age of 1 month, she will look for and at light that is not too bright. At 2 months, she can start seeing the difference between colours and can use her eyes to follow a person or object that moves slowly. Her field of vision increases to that of an adult’s at about 1 year. For more information, see Eyes problems.