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Through a child’s eyes: Classroom study measures vision and academic achievement

Science Daily – Staff Writer

“QUT researchers have investigated how vision can affect a child’s ongoing learning, with results showing 30 per cent of Year 3 students tested had uncorrected eye problems that could affect their academic performances. Importantly, the children referred for further optometric examination had significantly lower NAPLAN scores in Reading, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation, and Numeracy subtests. The study has been published in the International Journal of Education Research.”(more)

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