Effect of School-Based Vision Program on Reading, Academic Performance

JAMA Ophthalmology

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What the Study Did: Students in the 3rd to 7th grades who received eye exams and glasses through a school-based vision program achieved better reading scores and also had improved academic achievement over one year but it wasn’t sustained at two years in this randomized clinical trial.

Authors: Megan E. Collins, M.D., M.P.H, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2021.3544)

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