RightEye LLC announced the launch of the RightEye Reading Test, a tool for educators, optometrists and specialists to noninvasively identify reading disorders in students of all ages.
The test enables practitioners to differentiate eye movement issues from other reading disorders, resulting in earlier and more appropriate intervention for readers, according to the press release from the company.
It offers nearly 100 stories, short and long, and will be available in 12 languages, each marked with a level of difficulty that corresponds to different grade levels for beginning, intermediate and advanced readers. The test identifies and reports metrics compared with norms that are important in assessing oculomotor abilities when reading, including words per minute, fixations, saccades and regressions.
The Optometric Extension Program Foundation developed the reading stories, norms and associated comprehension questions with the test.
“With this test and the associated instant report available to parents, showing precise eye movements and scores relative to norms, school systems, optometrists and specialists can now identify reading disorders, apply an appropriate intervention and avoid the learning and behavioral challenges often associated with misdiagnosis,” RightEye President Barbara Barclay said in the release.
Later in the year, RightEye will launch RightEye Maze Master, a gaze interactive game that helps users gain better control over each eye and both eyes by challenging them to pop numbers with just their eyes in a maze formation. It will help improve the oculomotor skills deficits that may be impairing a patient’s reading.
Other testing and training software programs available include: Neuro Vision Tests, Essential Vision Test, Performance Vision, GeoPref Autism Test and Training Games.