February 8, 2016
Researchers found that preschool or kindergarten children with uncorrected hyperopia associated with reduced binocular near visual acuity or reduced near stereoacuity performed significantly worse on a test of early literacy.
Kulp and colleagues in the Vision in Preschoolers – Hyperopia in Preschoolers Study Group evaluated 244 hyperopes and 248 emmetropes, according to the study in Ophthalmology. Mean age was 58 months. The children were 4 or 5 years old and had hyperopia of between 3 D and 6 D.