Correction improves cognitive function

Research found spectacle correction has a positive impact on children’s cognitive and educational wellbeing, psychological wellbeing, mental health, and quality of life.

A study, published by BMC Public Health, reviewed nine key studies out of 692 records found on the association between spectacle correction and wellbeing between 1999 and 2021.

Children who wore spectacles because of vision impairment from refractive error had improved education, in areas such as reading fluency, school function, academic performance; a better quality of life and mental health; as well as decreased anxiety.

However, the study said more research was needed to support existing data and extend the research beyond the three mental health aspects.

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