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Doctor insights on: Child Wont Look Up Or Make Eye Contact

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How old can a child be to start wearing eye contact lenses?

How old can a child be to start wearing eye contact lenses?

When mature: Except in special cases when a contact lenses is needed for visual reasons in the very young, the basic rule for time to wear contacts is maturity. The child must be old enough to totally take care of the lense, insertion, removal, cleaning, keeping to schedule without the need for parental involvement. Typically this is about age 12 for girls and 14 for boys. ...Read more

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Eye Contact (Definition)

Babies love looking in their parents' eyes, and eye contact can help strengthen the parent-child bond. Just don't be too eager; respect babies wishes when they've had ...Read more


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Is "avoiding eye contact" a sure sign of autism? Or could it be a normal thing for 1.5 years child?

Is "avoiding eye contact" a sure sign of autism? Or could it be a normal thing for 1.5 years child?

Could be normal: As they say, there are no "pathognomic signs" -- nothing which definitively establishes that a person has this or that disorder. So it could be normal; it could be not normal but not autism; or it could conceivably be autism. However, it would be unwise to be concerned that avoiding eye contact alone, as an isolated feature, points to autism, when it may be, as you suggest, nothing. ...Read more

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My baby inhaled cannabis smoke when she was 5 months old and now she is 4 and can't say a word or make eye contact. Could it be the cannabis effect?

My baby inhaled cannabis smoke when she was 5 months old and now she is 4  and can't say a word or make eye contact. Could it be the cannabis effect?

No: She should be seen by a doctor to assess the reason for the developmental delays. A one time unfortunate exposure is not the likely cause. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to not want to make eye contact with others?

Please advise if it's normal to not want to make eye contact with others?

Lack of eye contact: May be learned behavior or self esteem issue, have a talk with your doc, may suggest you talk with a psychologist. ...Read more

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Do those who have aspergers have eye contact problems?

Do those who have aspergers have eye contact problems?

Socialization issues: Effective communication between humans involves eye contact. It's considered to be one more of many features of autistic spectrum disorder, the new way of describing what we use to diagnose as asperger's. But, remember that other disorders such as those under the amxiety disorders "umbrella" and even psychotic disorders with paranoid ideation can also cause people to have "avoidant" eye-gaze. ...Read more

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No eye contact from smart kid at 19, please tell me what you think?

No eye contact from smart kid at 19, please tell me what you think?

???????????????????: Your question does not provide enough information /background material to provide an answer.The public site is not a chat room, so every question should supply relevant background material and a clear question. ...Read more

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Baby makes almost no eye contact?

Baby makes almost no eye contact?

How old?: No eye contact for first month or two not necessarily abnormal, as vision system still very immature. Speak to your pediatrician for reassurance. ...Read more