How long does it take for a puppy to see clearly?

He is 17 days old - an orphaned lab/pit bull mix. His eyes have been open for a few days now, and at first they were very cloudy. Now it seems as if that cloudiness has cleared up, but he still somewhat walks into things. Is this normal? Is he somewhat blind? I just don't know and can't find anything online to tell me what I need to know.

Serious answers please - and please don't tell me to see a vet - I cant afford it at the moment.
They see only light and dark when they first open their eyes, and their vision gradually improves/developes, until they see quite well by 4 weeks..

Puppies open their eyes about nine to eleven days following birth. At first, the retina is poorly developed and their vision is poor. Puppies are not able to see as well as adult dogs. In addition, puppies ears remain sealed until about thirteen to seventeen days after birth, after which they respond more actively to sounds.>
17days is normal,as they usually open there eyes from a week to two weeks, they look very cloudy first and yes they are clumsy and run into things, but there sight should improve,if it doesnt you may have to see a vet for your pets sake.goodluck
47 years old, have raised dogs, cats, squirrels, raccoons, all sorts of critters since I was about 10 years old. Country Gal here. It takes about 6 weeks for a puppy to see completely clear, and be able to focus. They are clumsy, bump into things, unable to locate there food bowl, but by the time the puppies are weaned from there mom, which is about 6 weeks of age. They are pretty independent and seeing clearly. Hope this helps, and thanks for the opportunity to address your question.
Well I see you have written please don't tell you to see a vet. 17 days sounds normal but, their eyes usually don't stay cloudy. I have raised puppies my whole life. Usually after their eyes open they can see rather clearly. He defiantly could have some eye sight problems. My advice: see a vet when you can. Although you can not afford one, you can call and ask them questions. I have brought home lots of strays (I did not take them to the vet most of time b/c I couldn't afford it either) and would just call my vet and ask how serious it sounded. With it being an eyesight problem there isn't much a vet can do. Puppies with disibilities are harder to find good homes for so this puppy really needs a good home and love.

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