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Moderate hyperopia, if not treated, may affect reading ability and grade school readiness among preschoolers. Credit: Joe Balintfy, NEI.

Uncorrected Farsightedness Linked to Literacy Deficits in Preschoolers

January 26, 2016

A study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has shown that uncorrected farsightedness (hyperopia) in preschool children is associated with significantly worse performance on a test of early literacy.