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Visual Attention Span and Optometric Conditions: Is there a connection between a poor VAS and an optometric diagnosis?


Emily Carroll
Vision and Learning Institute research@visionandlearninginstitute.com.au

 

 

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Abstract

This paper investigates whether there is a correlation between a poor Visual Attention Span (VAS) and the child's optometric status. Convergence excess impacts most upon a male achieving a VAS-3 more than 75 per cent of the time. Fifty per cent of females with eye-teaming problems are unlikely to achieve a VAS-3 more than 25 per cent of the time. Overall children with an optometric diagnosis were unlikely to achieve a VAS-3 more than 75 per cent of the time. This indicates that children with optometric conditions are more likely to have a poor VAS ability. 

Visual Attention Span, convergence excess, children, eye-teaming, optometric conditions

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  Carroll, E. (2004) Visual Attention Span and Optometric Conditions: Is there a connection between a poor VAS and an optometric diagnosis? International Education Journal, 4 (4), 197-202.
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