The ‘Mirror Test’ for infant vision screening

Richard Bowman, Daphne L. McCulloch, Elizabeth Law, Karen Mostyn, Gordon N. Dutton

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The authors aimed to investigate the
association between the distance at which infants fixate
their own reflections and visual acuity card testing, and
to determine whether this could form the basis of a new
clinical test of visual function in infants. 78 healthy infants under 9 months of age
(range 1e266 days, mean 56.5664SD) were recruited
and held close to a mirror such that they attended their
own reflections. The distance from the mirror was
increased until they no longer held fixation. Binocular
acuities were tested with the Teller acuity card

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)882-885
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • infant vision screening
  • mirror test
  • vision sciences


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