Date of Award

Fall 1986

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Barbara Dirks

Abstract

Distant saccidic eye movements were evaluated utilizing the King-Devick Test modified for far. The time and number of errors were measured for 104 subjects under identical testing conditions. The subjects ranged in age from six to eleven years old. Norms were determined for each age group and the results indicated a difference between each group, with the most significant change between age seven and eight years. With these norms, early diagnosis of eye movement problems can be obtained and dealt with prior to a child's difficulties with school work. A variety of other data was recorded and the results will be discussed.

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