ERIC Number: ED059012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Visual Problems and Reading. Number 4.
Griffin, Margaret; Eberly, Donald W.
As one of a series commissioned by the National Reading Center to help inform all citizens about reading issues and to promote national functional literacy, this brochure is designed to acquaint readers with different forms of visual impairment, and describes their symptoms for easy recognition. Visual difficulties are classified into two major categories: (1) refractive errors which include nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and aniseikonia and (2) binocular errors which include the problems of adjusting the two eyes in relation to each other and color blindness. It is recommended (1) that every child's eyes be checked before he starts school to see that he will be able to read and undertake other reading-related activities without excessive strain and (2) that when a child encounters trouble with reading, visual problems should be checked out as a possible factor. (AW)
National Reading Center, 1776 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D. C. 20036 (free)
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Authoring Institution: National Reading Center Foundation, Washington, DC.