• Why does my 10-year-old say words seem to be raised off the page when she reads?


    Question:

    My 10-year-old said when she’s reading some of the words seem to be raised off the page. I thought dyslexia but she doesn’t have any problems reading and actually reads very well. Any thoughts?


    Answer:

    This sure would not be dyslexia. It does not sound worrisome to me given your other comment about reading well. There are many reasons for the perception of apparent depth in a target when it is not present. Slight changes in where the eyes are focused as well as varied colors on the printed page could induce the observation of elevated print. Please have your child evaluated by an ophthalmologist.