The 18-month ponder suggests dyslexia is in rt caused by mismatched eye muscles, not a problem solely in the intellect, as is traditionally believed.
By using specially designed corrective glasses, researchers from the unbiased optometrist group SchoolVision UK found that pupils identified as dyslexic could overlapped their reading speed.
Professor Barbara Pierscionek, a specialist in eye and ghost research said: “A proper investigation and the correct treatment, which is not high-priced, can transform the life of a child as their scholastic and academic performance reforms vastly and rapidly.”
Schoolvision UK’s managing director Geraint Griffiths who led the exploration said: “This could help transform the lives of many individuals who over again struggle and may have found great problems at school, in their hurtle and functioning in a society that relies so heavily on reading, writing and message technology.”
The research, carried out on 69 pupils at Hemyock primary infuse with, Cullompton, Devon, linked poor reading ability with ineffective eye muscles, but also showed major improvements could be achieved middle of the use of specially prescribed glasses.
Preliminary findings of the study, due to be published shortly before the end of this year, show on average pupils who were treated with bespoke lorgnons had an almost 30 per cent improvement in reading speeds with some be familiar with at twice the speed than without the spectacles and others unable to peruse without them.
The work is backed by previous studies carried out in Austria tie up dyslexia in children to problems with their binocular vision.
It has also been rallied by research on the use of eyes in sport, which shows how binocular vision is supported on two primary visual skills and each eye has a different role.
The findings present our “dominant” eye gives us positional sense while our “aiming” eye gives thanks of where an object is.
Researchers found that in the children with skim problems the aiming eye, crucial for reading and writing, has one or more weak muscles.
This eye fatigues as it strives to hold its position and it drifts away from the letters.
This leads to the appearance of jumping or jumbled letters characteristic of dyslexia.
Oliver Bochenek, 12, from Rutland, Leicestershire, was interpreted with dyslexia when he was six.
His mother, Lisa, says Oliver was “donne his life back” with the use of the glasses. Mrs Bochenek said: “Oli has gone from being tush of the class in maths to top of the class and has ssed his 11 plus.”
Dr Kate Saunders, chief managing director of the British Dyslexia Association said: “This is interesting research and we would close to to see a larger research sample and independent review.”