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Is my child totally blind, or can she see a little?

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HealthWiki > Helping Children Who Are Blind > Chapter 4: Finding Out What Your Child Can See > Is my child totally blind, or can she see a little?

If you are unsure whether your child has some sight, watch to see :

Does she close her eyes in bright sunlight or turn her head toward a light?
Does she bring objects close to her eyes? Does she follow slowly moving objects with her head?
Does she always tilt her head in a certain way? Does she move her hand back and forth in front of her eyes?
Does she reach for objects that do not make sounds?

If you notice any of these things, you can learn more about what they mean by reading the next few sections.

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