|Vision and reading are inextricably linked. How the eyes move, how accurately they focus, and their ability to work together all help determine how well children see -- and ultimately how well they read.
Many students suffer from visual conditions that make reading uncomfortable or even difficult. Research shows that:
- Twenty-five percent of all high school
students have some type of vision disorder.
- Among poor readers, as many as 75 percent have some type of vision disorder.
For these children, it's not a lack of ability that holds them back -- it's physical, visual conditions that can be diagnosed and treated with the right programs and tools.
But in most schools, vision screening includes only a standard visual acuity test -- the eye chart read from 20 feet away. This test misses many of the visual conditions that cause poor reading skills.
Learn more about common signs and symptoms ...