Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Norman Stern


The question asked in this paper is "Does the self-image of children who wear glasses differ from the self-image of children who do not wear glasses?" The experimental method was to administer a standardized test of self-image to a number of elementary school students and compare ratings of self-image and physical appearance between glasses wearers and nonglasses wearers. Boys who wear glasses were found to have higher measures of both self-image and physical appearances than boys who do not wear glasses.

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