Wolf Cohen is getting an eye exam.
"In my family there's a history of eye turns and lazy eyes, so I wanted to rule that out, and Dr. Johnson was able to determine whether or not he was going to have those muscle-related issues," said Grace Cohen, Wolf's mother. Dr. Heidi Johnson said it is important for children between the ages of six months to one year to have their eyes checked.
"If a vision problem is present, it can interfere with the development of the child. They may have difficulty standing, walking or reaching. It can also interfere with the development of the brain and how we understand the visual world," said Dr. Johnson.
This week is InfantSEE Week, and participating optometrists will offer free exams for children between 6 to 12 months old. The American Optometric Association found 1 in 10 children is at risk from undiagnosed vision problems.
Stephen Herman suffered from eye problems as a child.
"When I was a kid, I used to play with Legos, building blocks, Lincoln Logs and my whole world was really close. It was blurry, but I didn't know the difference, and then when I got to school, that's where I started to have learning problems because I couldn't read the board," said Herman.
Herman was given glasses to correct his vision which helped him see and do much better in school.
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