- Langley Optometrist
Farsighted children are more likely to have attention difficulties at school
Children in preschool and kinder who have hyperopia or farsightedness have been found to perform poorly at visual attention tests. In a new study published in the journal Optometry and Vision Science, researchers at Ohio State University looked at 244 children with moderate farsightedness and compared their visual attention performances to 248 children with normal vision. They found that children who had uncorrected hyperopia lagged in their reading skills before entering first grade.
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Ohio State University. "Farsighted children struggle with attention, study finds." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 October 2017.