U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 29-year-old female asked:

My 7 month old looks at people when far away however when i have him close up, he stares at my mouth more than my eyes. can this be a sign of autism?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Your son's vision is developing and he will focus on both near and far objects. A mobile above his crib avoiding electronic devices and reading picture books is recommended. Discuss his eye exam with Healthtap or his Pediatrician. Watch for signs of eye redness and discharge.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Oct 24, 2022


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.