Get those eyes checked.
The Question: How many teens need glasses but don't have them?
The Study: Researchers at Duke University reviewed data from the 2005-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, looking for adolescents with visual acuity of 20/40 or worse in their better eye and didn't have corrective lenses.
The Results: More than 1O% of those in the study had uncorrected visual acuity of 20/40 or worse. The younger adolescents (12 and 13 years old) were twice as likely to have uncorrected vision than older adolescents.
Comment: There are many reasons why these children don't have the corrective lenses they need--finances, vanity, or lack of proper testing. No matter what the reason, uncorrected visual acuity is sure to affect their academic success.
Read More: Journal of Adolescent Health, 06/12
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|Title Annotation:||In the Literature|
|Publication:||Pediatrics for Parents|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2012|
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