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My 5 month old does this. This is perfectly normal for a new-born. When he was around 2 months old this happened a lot but as he has got older it doesn't seem happen so much unless it's new. Remember for the first 6 months their eyesight is still developing and everything is brand new. I would just make sure that they aren't staring at the sun. I've had a ...


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It's hard to know the root cause of any behavior that's not medical, maybe because there is rarely one root cause. You have consulted your (pediatrician?) who said it wasn't medical. If you have concerns in that department, you can always get another opinion. If it's not medical, it's behavioral. If it's behavioral, you have the fun job of figuring out why ...


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Love the video, but I don't think that strobe flashing is good for him. The American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation is: Avoid digital media use (except video-chatting) in children younger than 18 to 24 months. Having said that, there are times in which a video is far better than the alternative: stress from excess tiredness, frustration with a ...


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We had Baby Banz too, but my baby didn't like to keep them on. Evolution has a nice way of protecting baby's eyes even without sunglasses; pupils contract in bright light, preventing excess UV exposure. And babies can close their eyes if it's too bright for them, which they will do. So I wouldn't worry too much about the sunglasses, especially since you ...


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Your child is still very young and the eyes are continuing to develop. As pointed out in the comments, keeping glasses on her can be a challenge. Whether it's a translucent cloth that's very breathable (I don't know what they are called, but think of a sunshade type cloth), sunglasses or something else, you should absolutely protect her eyes. Keep in mind ...


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You took your son to "two top doctors" who gave you the same advice, and you're now asking a group of strangers on the internet? Why? You can keep asking until you get an answer you like, but will that answer be true? I don't think so. You say your son has a developmental delay. A lot of that delay could be due to him not seeing the world clearly. You can ...


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That's completely normal. Even my 2 months daughter does the same. As long as your baby can't touch a lightbulb, it's no problem! You'll probably see your baby staring at all kinds of things—everything is new to a baby! Still, it's normal to worry that staring at a lightbulb could somehow cause vision damage. In fact, your baby is probably staring ...


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By the way, my son's phase passed very quickly and I'll tell everyone what worked for us. We made him a little photo album filled with about 20 pictures of all his favorite people and a little rhyme on each page. He loved to look at it and had to keep his eyes open to do so, and to tell him classmates and teachers about who is in the book. It was gold! This ...


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The short answer is that two medical professionals saw your son and prescribed glasses. These prevent damage to his eyes and may even help them to improve over time. They will help him to understand the world around him. Yes, he should wear his eyewear. (BTW) I am blind without my glasses but can read a street sign from a great distance but not be able to ...


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My daughter had retinopathy of prematurity due to being born almost 3 months early. She had laser surgery and has worn glasses her entire life. She's now 15 and doing fine eye-wise. She gets eye exams yearly now same as we do, and her prescription barely changes. Mostly it's not any different than anyone else wearing glasses. It's just more important to ...


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Yes and no. I'm not going to link the study because I can't find it right now, but the general consensus I've found when looking into this matter is that there can be some temporary strain, especially associated with computer usage (14+ hours a day) or reading in low light, but that in general it all sorts itself out after a night's sleep. I have seen no ...


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My child is the same way. She is 3 years old and was prescribed a -2.5 diopter pair of glasses for a -4.0 diopter evaluation. I have not been able to tell of any difference in her vision either. In fact, she used to watch the television from really close but since she got the glasses we don't let her watch as much but also enforce a certain distance; but ...


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...are [there] times when we should ask the kid not to make an eye contact? No, I can't think of any situation where we should ask or insist that a child not make eye contact. Eye gaze is an important part of social interaction. If you want to know what your child is thinking and feeling, eye gaze will partially inform you of that. If you don't want to ...


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One of the things we did with A.: We pointed out all of the grownups around her who were wearing glasses, and how grownup she looked when she was wearing glasses just like them.


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I've never dealt with kids and glasses, but it drives me crazy when my glasses are dirty. If he can see well without the glasses, he'll see better without the glasses than with streaked, smeared glasses. If they aren't kept clean, I expect he'll have more reason to take them off.


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The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential are the foremost experts on child brain development, doing research and studies for over fifty years. If you study their material, the baby cannot see the way that we do until there is enough stimulation to form the neural pathways for sight. Most of the brain structure in a fully-developed adult brain ...


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Color blindness usually makes it hard for those that have it to tell apart Red and Orange or Blue, Green, Black and Purple, but rarely does it mean the color blind person can't tell a warm color (red) and a cool color (blue) apart. So I'm guessing no to the color blindness. Instead, he is probably just mis-speaking or getting his "wires crossed" as it were....


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You can always order the rubber frames online and have your optometrist simply put the lenses in. At the very worst case scenario, you can get your child's prescription, and your own pre-ordered rubber frames, and shop around to find an eyeglass store that will do the work. I've been doing this for over a decade with my own frames/lenses with very little ...


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I wonder if there's something about the light in the classroom that's bothering her? If so, maybe a baseball cap would help. Can you ask her in a very gentle way why she prefers to close her eyes in the classroom? I'm not sure what country you're in, but in some (many?) countries, you can ask the school to evaluate her. It might be good to include ...


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If your question is "Can I make my kid not autistic by changing my behaviors", the answer is "no". Does your pediatrician think this is a problem? Lots of kid grow up with their parents not in their face 24/7, and they are fine.


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I believe no video can be benefital for such a young baby. In France for instance, the official recommandation is to avoid watching any screen before three years old. If the watching doesn't exceed a few minutes per day, this shouldn't cause any health hazard for eyes nor brain. The problem is more that a baby's brain is not able to process the 'cold' ...


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My 5 year old son was diagnosed with Astigmatism along with Myopia. He has been prescribed -2 on both eyes and he started wearing eyeglass easily. Doctor advised to wear glasses all the time. We never thought he would have eye problems, because he never showed any symptoms. He even watched ipad/mobile phone excessively till he was 4 yrs old and we reduced ...


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my son was diagnosed with - 14 and -15 at 20 mos. he's been in glasses since then and it's essentially changed his life. I knew from very early on his vision was off - he wouldn't focus on me until I was very near, looked veryyy closely at everything, and has a mother with crap eye balls so I had a radar for it.. my pediatrician gave the 'go when I tell ...


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From the Mayo Clinic, Infants In infants, the most common cause of persistent watery eyes is a blocked or incompletely opened tear duct. The tears may dry out and appear crusty, but not necessarily due to infection. Within a few months, most blocked tear ducts in infants resolve on their own. Though as the comments have said, talk with your pediatrician ...


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We set up an appointment with a specialist a few days ago, and they agreed that getting pictures/videos would be helpful (that's really hard, by the way, as whenever we notice it he inevitably sees us and the eye re-focuses!). They also asked us what direction the eye tends to go - apparently 'inside' is more common, although in our case 'outside' is - and ...


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My daughter is two, she does the same thing with red and blue. I was concerned for a while. But if you think about the number of arbitrary words your child is picking up, it makes sense that they would confuse some words some of the time. The best way I can think about it is when I am learning students names, if there are two students who are always together ...


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