Mommy, I can't see you.

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Make sure your child can see your smile.

This is a checklist that helps you make sure your child's vision is OK for their age.

Be sure your child sees the world around them. Post this vision checklist and use it monthly. If you suspect a vision problem, call your doctor or nurse as soon as possible.

80% of learning comes through the visual senses. Your child is counting on you to see well.

My Child’s Vision Checklist

During the first month of life, does your child:

Look towards the face of the person holding them?
Close eyes to sudden bright light?

When your child is 2 months, does your child:

Stare and follow a moving object? Follow light past midline, although might have jerky eye movement
Look at the eyes of the person holding them?
Switch gaze between two people or objects?

When your child is 4 months, does your child:

Reach towards an object and grasp it?
Fixate on a close object with eyes not crossing?
Respond to the full range of colors?
Show visual interest to near and distant objects?

When your child is 6 months, does your child:

Enjoy looking in a mirror?
Sustain visual interest at near and distant objects?
Can maintain fixation of stationary object even in the presence of competing moving stimuli
Hand-eye coordination appearing

When your child is 7-12 months, does your child:

Notice small objects such as bread crumbs?
Recognize objects that are partially hidden?
Sweep eyes around room to see what is happening?

When your child is 18 months, does your child:

Play with simple puzzles?
Look for and identify pictures in books?
Point to objects or people using words “look” or “see”

When your child is 24-36 months, does your child:

See small pictures well with both eyes?
Able to arrange similar pictures in groups?
Watch and imitate other children? (30-36 months)