Eye examination is linked to the reading level of children

Visual and binocular status in elementary school children with a reading problem.

Looking through glasses at an eye exam chart
Looking through glasses at an eye exam chart

Primary school kids who read beneath grade level may have challenges with their visual perception regardless of whether standard tests demonstrate they see 20/20, as per another investigation from the University of Waterloo.

The examination demonstrated that youngsters with perusing difficulties may have lower than anticipated binocular vision test comes about, something a standard eye exam may disregard.

The examination included a review survey of 121 youngsters between the ages of six and 14 who all had an Individual Education Plan particularly to read. It found that more than 75% of the understudies had great visual perception, however, when they were tried for binocular vision, more than 33% of the gathering scored underneath what was viewed as ordinary.

Dr. Lisa Christian, lead researcher on the project said, “A complete binocular vision assessment is not always part of the standard vision test. However, binocular vision problems could be compounding a child’s academic difficulties, and should be investigated.”

“Kids can see words on the page, but if (for example) they have difficulty turning their eyes in to read or focusing words on a page, they may experience symptoms of eye strain, double vision or fatigue after five or 10 minutes. It’s not just about visual acuity, but about how well the eyes work together when performing an activity such as reading.”

The examination included a review survey of 121 youngsters between the ages of six and 14 who all had an Individual Education Plan particularly to read. It found that more than seventy-five percent of the understudies had great visual perception, however, when they were tried for binocular vision, more than 33% of the gathering scored beneath what was viewed as typical.

The study appeared this month in the Journal of Optometry.