Fact Friday: Babies

Fact Friday: Babies

Myth: Babies are born with their eyes fully-grown.

Fact: A baby’s eyes that are approximately two-thirds of their full adult size at birth.

Eyes continue to grow after birth. This is usually during two phases: the first two years of life with a second growth spurt during puberty. The length of a baby’s eye is about 16.5mm and that of an adult an average of 24mm. #AmericanAcademyOfOphthalmology

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