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How do newborns see?

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A baby is born with the eye structures needed for vision, but must learn how to use them together to actually be able to "see." Although newborns can't see very well, they can see quite a bit. Newborns can differentiate between light and dark, but can't see all colors. They are also extremely nearsighted, meaning that far away objects are blurry. This nearsightedness may explain why babies seem to gaze at nearby objects. Studies have shown that infants enjoy looking at faces, but they probably aren't able to see much facial detail. Your baby may appear to focus intently on your face, but he's probably studying your hairline or the outline of your face. An infant is not able to see fine details.

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a newborn starts to be able to see things really fuzzy almost right away, they'll see the outlines of people and bright lights, things like that but as far as seeing as clear as you and me. about 12 weeks

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New born babies can see very little other than light and motion. At 3 months they can make out faces (and return your smile). By 6 months an infant can distinguish between objects, such as a bottle or a stuffed toy. By age 2 years, most children have about 20/60 vision (at 20 feet they can make out what a normal adult can see at 60 feet). The part of the brain that processes vision develops until about age 8, which is when a child with no vision impairments has 20/20 vision.

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No, they cannot. Like animals that usually can't see when they are born, babies cannot.

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A newborn baby is actually hypermetropic. He can see at a distance of about eight to twelve inches.

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Babies can see normally because they have two eyes that work properly.

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They can't see until 2 weeks old. Its blurry

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About 6 months until their vision is clear. It's otherwise blurry

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hmm

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