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Facts and Figures

Learning-Related Vision Problem Facts & Figures

  • Up to 25% off all school age children have vision problems significant enough to impair
    academic performance. The rate may be as high as 60% for those children labeled as having
    learning problems.1
  • An evaluation of the visual efficiency of beginning readers in a public school found that
    visual factors were the primary cause of reading failure and that most current school
    screenings are inadequate to detect these problems.2
  • A study of inner city youths found that poor vision is related to academic and behavioral
    problems among at-risk children.3
References:

  1. American Foundation for Vision Awareness
  2. Optometry & Vision Development
  3. Journal of Behavioral Optometry