Visual development in children aged 0 to 6 years

Desenvolvimento visual infantil em crianças de 0 a 6 anos de idade

Anita Zimmermann Keila Miriam Monteiro de Carvalho Camila Atihe Sara Martins Vieira Zimmermann Valeriana Leme de Moura Ribeiro About the authors

ABSTRACT

Purposes:

This study aimed to present the characteristics of visual development from a clinical viewpoint in infants and preschool children aged 0-6 years who were born at term with no pregnancy or childbirth complications.

Methods:

We conducted a bibliographic review on visual development in infants and preschool children.

Results:

We described visual development in children according to age groups: 0-1 month, 1-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-10 months, 10 months-1 year and 4 months, 1 year and 4 months-2 years, 2-4 years, and 4-6 years.

Conclusion:

Visual responses in infants and preschool children born at term and with normal development were observed to occur in an integrated manner with neuromotor functions in addition to cognitive and psycho-emotional sensory, behavioral, and visual capacity.

Keywords:
Vision, ocular; Child; Infant; Visual acuity

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