Date of Award

12-1992

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Paul Kohl

Abstract

Recently, lrlen developed the theory that many people with reading problems have a condition called scotopic sensitivity syndrome (SSS) which can be treated with colored overlays or lenses. To investigate this theory, 39 children with known reading and academic abilities were tested for SSS and were prescribed colored overlays. The children were also given complete optometric examinations. Results showed no clear associations between reading abil ity and SSS classification, nor between the color of overlay prescribed and SSS, academic, or optometric findings. There was, however, a relatively strong tendency for poor readers to have both SSS and optometric problems suggesting the simultaneous existence of both these problems can make reading very difficult.

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Optometry Commons

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