Uncorrected Hyperopia and Preschool Early Literacy
Marjean Taylor Kulp, Elise Ciner, Maureen Maguire, Bruce Moore, Jill Pentimonti, Maxwell Pistilli, Lynn Cyert, T. Rowan Candy, Graham Quinn and Gui-shuang Ying
American Academy of Ophthalmology
The purpose of this study was to compare early literacy of uncorrected hyperopic with emmetropic four- and five-year-old children.
The sample consisted of preschool or kindergarten children who had not previously worn refractive correction.
The shortfalls in visuocognitive and visuomotor ability in hyperopic children is linked to a neural processing deficit in hyperopia.
Hyperopic children have deficits in early literacy and essential skills are associated with future problems learning to read and write