JUN 27, 2016
Diagnostic & Screening, Pediatric Ophth/Strabismus
In this interview from ARVO 2016, Drs. Marjean T. Kulp and Graham E. Quinn discuss the results of the Vision in Preschoolers-Hyperopia in Preschoolers (VIP-HIP) study, which showed that uncorrected hyperopia in preschool children is associated with significantly worse performance on a test of early literacy. The research, a follow-up of the landmark VIP study, compared 4- and 5-year-old children with uncorrected hyperopia to children with normal vision. Children with moderate hyperopia (3 to 6 D) did significantly worse on the Test of Preschool Early Literacy (TOPEL) than their normal-vision peers. Drs. Quinn and Kulp say that the next step should to elucidate the level of error at which correction is necessary.