The relationship between vision and juvenile delinquency

J Am Optom Assoc. 1983 Jun;54(6):509-11.


Vision disorders can be contributing causes of juvenile delinquency. Previous research is cited that illustrates this relationship. The author also reports his results obtained during a series of recent vision screenings of juvenile delinquents in a major metropolitan area. The results indicate a relatively high incidence of vision problems most of which dealt with poor binocularity. Excessive exophorias at near viewing distances were the most frequent reasons for failing the screening.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Juvenile Delinquency*
  • Male
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Vision Disorders / complications*
  • Visual Acuity