Computer program could aid some dyslexics

May 22, 2009 at 11:57 AM

LONDON, May 22 (UPI) -- Up to a third of children with dyslexia could be helped through a 3-D computer program, a British vision researcher said.

Those children may have a treatable vision disorder called convergence insufficiency, which makes it difficult to read, Robin Pauc said.

Convergence insufficiency is a common two-eye disorder in which the eyes fail to work properly at close range, said Pauc, who runs Tinsley House in Hampshire, a clinic for children with learning and behavioral problems.

The disorder can be treated by challenging the eyes to work properly using 3-D computer pictures, Pauc told The Daily Telegraph in a story published Friday.

Pauc is the author of the books "Is That My Child?" and "The Brain Food Plan."

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy drops bid for speaker
WikiLeaks offering $50K for video of Afghan hospital bombing
Murdoch sorry for implying Obama's not a 'real black president'
Reid sues exercise companies over eye injury
Lumber Liquidators to pay $10M in DOJ settlement