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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Social, Emotional and Educational Consequences of Undetected Children - Vision Problems

AUTHOR:

Joel N. Zaba, M.A., O.D

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2001

PUBLICATION:

Journal of Behavioral Optometry

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • This paper was designed for educators and related professionals who are concerned about learning problems in school-aged children, along with the consequences of these problems.

  • The link between undetected vision problems, social and emotion problems, juvenile delinquency and illiteracy is reviewed.

  • A multidisciplinary approach to deal with these problems is strongly advocated.

  • On the basis of prior research, the author recommends that every child have a comprehensive vision examination prior to entering kindergarten, and additional vision evaluations and specific vision screenings through grade twelve.