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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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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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Is it normal to avoid eye contact with people every time?

Is it normal to avoid eye contact with people every time?

Completely variable: It depends completely on the culture. Consider that you may be meeting an asian emperor in the forbidden city - you do not make eye contact until you are spoken to. Because you live in washington, usa, i would consider eye contact normal - especially with 2 white people, for instance. Eye contact shows you are listening and engaged. You can judge the other person's emotions by looking at them. ...Read more

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Visual changes normal when making eye contact for a long time?

Visual changes normal when making eye contact for a long time?

Dry eye: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ountment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I find it really hard to keep eye contact and find in a conversation I end up looking away from them for most of it is this normal?

I find it really hard to keep eye contact and find in a conversation I end up looking away from them for most of it is this normal?

Common: There is a kind of intimacy from direct gaze and it is normal to avert the glance at times. If you completely look away this might be interpreted as a lack of attention. ...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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Is it normal for my one month old baby to avoid eye contact sometimes?

Is it normal for my one month old baby to avoid eye contact sometimes?

Yes: Your 1 month old can see clearly a foot or so and will gaze into your eyes for a time before deflecting.It is as if they fill up with the vision and must look away for a period before they can look back. Their ability to hold a gaze will gradually increase over time. ...Read more

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