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Visual Health and Academic Performance in School-Aged Children

Universidad Europea de Madrid-School of Biomedical and Health Science, 28670 Madrid, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(7), 2346; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17072346
Received: 8 March 2020 / Revised: 24 March 2020 / Accepted: 29 March 2020 / Published: 31 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Children's Health)
Background: Academic performance at different educational levels has become a very important subject of study in local, national and international institutions. A visual system working properly is critical to improving academic performance. It is important to check children’s vision during the different stages of elementary school. Methods: A visual screening was carried out in elementary school children, aged between 6 and 12, across Spain. The screening included: the collection of demographic data, surveys of children and families about their vision habits and a basic optometric screening to detect visual problems. Results: Children with bad academic performance had worse visual health than those with good academic performance. Conclusions: It would be highly recommendable to introduce policies that ensure the early detection of visual disorders in schools and primary care in order to improve the academic performance of elementary students. View Full-Text
Keywords: vision; academic performance; school-aged children; health; growth vision; academic performance; school-aged children; health; growth
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Alvarez-Peregrina, C.; Sánchez-Tena, M.Á.; Andreu-Vázquez, C.; Villa-Collar, C. Visual Health and Academic Performance in School-Aged Children. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2346. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17072346

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Alvarez-Peregrina C, Sánchez-Tena MÁ, Andreu-Vázquez C, Villa-Collar C. Visual Health and Academic Performance in School-Aged Children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(7):2346. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17072346

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Alvarez-Peregrina, Cristina, Miguel Á. Sánchez-Tena, Cristina Andreu-Vázquez, and Cesar Villa-Collar. 2020. "Visual Health and Academic Performance in School-Aged Children" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 7: 2346. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17072346

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