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Thesis

20/20 eyesight: Is it enough for your child?

1 May 1997

Abstract

Early detection and correction of a vision problem is particularly important for elementary school children who are learning to read and write. After all, vision accounts for 80% of learning in the first twelve years of life. Currently most schools limit their vision screening to a basic Snellen Acuity Test. Although this test accurately assesses distance visual acuity, it does not identify the visual skills necessary for successful learning and development. This ten minute videotape was produced to educate parents and teachers on the importance of a comprehensive vision evaluation. The videotape illustrates the abilities necessary for an efficient visual system: eye health, distance and near acuities, eye tracking, focusing ability, depth perception, eye-hand coordination, eye teaming ability and visual perception.


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