Study: Uncorrected Farsightedness Linked to Literacy Deficits in Preschoolers

Uncorrected farsightedness (hyperopia) in preschool children is associated with significantly worse performance on a test of early literacy. Results of the study, which compared 4- and 5-year-old children with uncorrected hyperopia to children with normal vision, found that children with moderate hyperopia did significantly worse on the Test of Preschool Early Literacy (TOPEL) than peers with normal vision. This study demonstrated that vision-related problems that make it harder for children to see things up-close affect grade school readiness.

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