The University of Arizona


The University of Arizona
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science

Infant Vision Testing Laboratory


Testing Infants' Peripheral Vision

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How do you test the peripheral vision
of infants and young children?

To test a child's peripheral vision, we have the child look toward a center light.  A second flashing light appears out to the side and we watch to see if the child looks at it.  The light farthest away from center that a child will look at provides a measure of that child's peripheral vision.  We hope to determine what is normal peripheral vision for infants and toddlers.

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