The University of Arizona
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science
Infant Vision Testing Laboratory
Infants' Peripheral Vision
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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Visual Acuity Test