We all are born without our full vision capabilities. In fact, newborn babies are only able to see about a foot in front of them at the time of their birth. Vision continues to develop over the first year in life and, though it is not fully developed until they are around a year old, by the time they are three months they are typically able to follow objects and recognize faces.
However, many vision problems develop relatively early in life and for the one fourth of children who have some type of vision impediment, their vision problems could affect both learning and behavior if not detected and corrected. Fortunately, an optometrist is typically able to diagnose and treat any minor vision problems with eye drops and corrective lenses. Sometimes a child will wear a patch over one eye in order to provide the other eye the chance to become stronger