Visual difficulties in babies can be detected from the first moment they are born aunque, although it is more frequent that, if they are not serious problems, they go unnoticed until they are realized the first visual review, usually around 6 months. From that age it is convenient to carry out visua
Visual difficulties in babies can be detected from the first moment they are born aunque, although it is more frequent that, if they are not serious problems, they go unnoticed until they are realized the first visual review, usually around 6 months.From that age it is convenient to carry out visual revisions based on the information that the specialist transfers us during the first review.
How is a visual examination performed on a baby who can not speak?
In this review the information obtained is not detailed information, that is, the specialists do not need to know if there is a very precise graduation or if there is a very exact operation, simply
it is about discarding if there is a problem that can generate difficulties either because the baby has a lazy eye, myopia or strabismus. It is a very general review to see that the entire visual system is developing in an adequate manner and
it is not necessary for the baby to speak in order to perform those visual tests . There are different methods or tests, which provide information to experts without the need for the child's collaboration.For example. in babies from 6 months of age it is common to use a visual test that consists in showing the child shovels with black and white stripes of different thickness (from shovels with thicker stripes to shovels with very finite stripes). And,
during the first months of life babies only distinguish white and black . In this way, the contrasts will draw a lot of attention.If there is no visual problem, the baby will direct his gaze to the one that most attracts his attention (the thick stripes), we will reduce the size of the plates and
we will be able to know what amount of vision can reach that child .In addition, there is another type of tests that are also subjective, that is, the baby's collaboration is not necessary. In them, it is valued the reflection that produces your eye and that way you rule out that there is a myopia, a hyperopia or any problem of graduation.