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An overview of dyslexia from the perspective of an optometry student

1 May 1988


Dyslexia has been a topic of much debate as to causes and possible cures. This paper explores the various areas of dyslexia and learning disability to educate the reader as to the controversy involved among professions. There exists strong opposition toward Optometric intervention in this area however, there are arguments for specific treatment approaches addressing visual problems that can coexist with dyslexia. An overview of present theories will be presented along with general recommendations the Optometrist can follow in managing the dyslexic.


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