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Growth & Development

Your Baby’s Eyes

It is normal for infants to have some amount of eye crossing.  The baby’s nervous system (including eye movement) is still not fully developed.  By age 3-4 months, the eyes should move together normally all of the time.

Babies can see at 20 feet what an adult with good vision can see at 200 feet!

Sometimes tears do not drain well from the eyes of newborns, and it is normal to see some crusting around the eyes.  If the eyes appear red and/or the crusting is very thick or green, discuss this with your pediatrician.

The content provided is not meant to replace the advice of your child’s physician. Please refer any specific issues or questions about your child to your pediatrician or health care provider.