Eye movements initiate visual-motor development in the cat.

@article{Hein1979EyeMI,
  title={Eye movements initiate visual-motor development in the cat.},
  author={Alan Hein and François Vital-Durand and Walter L. Salinger and Rhea Diamond},
  journal={Science},
  year={1979},
  volume={204 4399},
  pages={1321-2}
}
Visually naïve kittens turn their eyes toward visual targets but lack other visual-motor coordinations. Light-reared animals were able to mediate guided behaviors with an immobilized eye, but animals with the eye immobilized before initial exposure to a lighted environment were not. Eye movement is implied to play an essential role in visual-motor development.