How can you tell if your baby can see?
Posted by RBoardman on 7/30/2007 at 9:55 AM
My 2 month old daughter does not make any eye contact, does not look in your direction when you are feeding her, does not flinch when things are comming toward her face. I think she can see some light because she "looks" out the window. Other then not tracking things and not looking at you she is doing great She also does not like it when you are not holding or touching her. I asked her ped. Dr. and rather then saying I was a paranoidmom he said I see what you mean and is sending us to a ped. specialist. I am extreemly nervous and just want to know if anyone knows how you can tell Other then the Dr. which we go to on Wed) if and how much she can or can not see?
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Re:How can you tell if your baby can see?Posted by IceBunney on 8/4/2007 at 12:03 AM
Wow Rebecca, I was shocked to see your post. My name is also Rebecca and I just posted a message myself with almost the same problem with my 2 month old on the "eye conditions board". I haven't heard anything and my daughters apt. isn't until the 15th, but i'll let you know...good luck to you and your baby! God Bless - Rebecca
Re:How can you tell if your baby can see?Posted by lemondrop on 8/14/2007 at 10:17 AM
Hi, I too have the same question. I have a Son born 5 weeks early, who is now 7 wks old (adjusted age of 2 wks) and he doesn't look at anything or track anything. He may look a me for a brief moment, but there doesn't seem to be any interest. My first Son was looking right at me from his birth at 37 wks. I'm scared he can't see!
He has an appt on Aug 24th with ped opth. Anyone have any good info? I'm sorry you all have the same problem.
Re:How can you tell if your baby can see?Posted by kathyculb on 8/27/2007 at 9:04 PM
I work as a childcare teacher in an infant room. Recently I noticed a baby born five weeks premature is not tracking or gazing at me. I don't know whether to be concerned or wait for maturity. Currently the baby is11 weeks old. I was wondering what you learned at your doctor visit.
Re:How can you tell if your baby can see?Posted by wickedwofthewest on 10/31/2007 at 11:33 PM
i want to know the same thing she 6 weeks and is not tracking can she see . but she can see light
Re:How can you tell if your baby can see?Posted by wickedwofthewest on 10/31/2007 at 11:42 PM
if you find anything out please let me know i live in wa and t hey live in ohio iam just as worried i keep looking but not sure if iam in the right place
Re:How can you tell if your baby can see?Posted by Tom11 on 6/29/2008 at 11:11 PM
I see you made this post in July 07, can you please tell me how your little girl is getting on now? We are in exactly the same position with our 9 week old. I picked it up from 6 weeks and have seen the specialist and it is such a wait and see thing, which is difficult. He is responding to light but will not make eye contact or follow objects. Something that we were told it could be is Delayed Visual Maturation, which is what we are hoping. Please let me how your little girl is doing and what it turned out to be. Thank you Sarah
Re:How can you tell if your baby can see?Posted by Maddie's Mum on 9/6/2008 at 6:13 AM
Hi my name is Kathy my daughter Maddie (Madelyn) sounds very much like your babies she shows little interst in gaining eye contact at present she is 4 months old and she will now occassionally look at you for a couple of seconds. She is slow to fix or follow objects and some days she is better than others. One doctor told me they though she may have delayed vision maturation as her eyes appear to be normal. They also feel that she was basically totally blind until about 3 months of age. Has anyone else heard or experienced this?
Re:How can you tell if your baby can see?Posted by mptincc on 9/8/2008 at 10:40 PM
this all sounds so familiar. Go see a pediatric opthalmologist. Our son had a VEP (visual evoked potential) where they measure his vision by putting electrodes on his scalp over the vision center of the brain..your child will watch a monitor with patterns and shapes and the electrodes will pick up any impulses generated in the vision center... this will give you a basic visual acuity. i.e 20/over whatever.. After that, we had a ERG. This is done in the OR and most children are under anesthesia for this..unless under 3 months..this will check to see if the cones and rods in the eye are functioning. This is a good starting point. After all the testing was completed, our son was diagnosed with delayed visual impairment as they could not determine why he could not see..it has been 6 months later and with Early intervention for his eyes as well as Physical therapy for being low tone, he is doing great. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Re:How can you tell if your baby can see?Posted by irma831 on 10/13/2009 at 1:45 AM
hi my name is irma and im a mother of a 3 month old baby i just want to know what are some ways that you could know if your baby is blind? please if u know my answer tell me....
Re:How can you tell if your baby can see?Posted by menu2016 on 5/13/2011 at 5:53 PM
o my goodness!! I am having the same thing happe wmy baby boy....he was three weeks early and sometimes feel like he looks at me but its usually past me, he stares up into the air a lot and always wants to be touched and held. he wont grasp much aside from my hand some days. he smiles at nothing but im so confused!! I had an appt w an eye doctor and he agreed it was odd but has no answers for me as everything structure wise looked fine he said....any answers out there?
Re:How can you tell if your baby can see?Posted by menu2016 on 5/13/2011 at 5:55 PM
p.s. he is three months old in three days...forgot to say that.
Re:How can you tell if your baby can see?Posted by RitaFromEngland on 8/18/2011 at 6:03 PM
my baby Jaxon is 4 months old and still does not smile, his eyes flicker side to side,he doesnt look at me when i feed him he looks above me,sometimes he catches the light out the window,and i tried the light on in the dark trick which he did squint,he doesnt follow and if he does its like the odd half a second,im not sure if he is seeing or is he catching the odd shadow now and again, i took him to my doctors and he said his eye structures are all there, but is referring him to a specialist.Ive had other children and i know this isnt normal for a child of his age.
Re:How can you tell if your baby can see?Posted by denize323 on 10/19/2011 at 11:21 PM
i also have the same problem my baby is 2 months ol dand she does not make no contact wit me or any body.. i will like to know if this is normal or should i start to worry.
Re: How can you tell if your baby can see?Posted by TheBlind.US on 9/15/2012 at 11:54 AM
You should see a specialist.
The Blind Prayer Minister will Pray for you,
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