Engaging Eyes Trial Results
Our research found that 99% of struggling readers have a vision problem.
They are unable to focus both eyes on the same letter, which is crucial for reading.
Engaging Eyes fixes this problem, and substantially improves reading.
Primary School Pupils
an average of 12 months
in 1 term
Secondary School Pupils
an average of 10 months
in 1 term
To understand how they were able to make such remarkable progress, we need to understand why they were struggling to read.
To read fluently we need to focus both eyes on the same point, and then track across the page.
99% of struggling readers' eyes don't do this. Their eyes focus on different letters, so their brain has to work very hard to decipher what they see.
The headline from us is that ALL children made at least double rate of progress.
Kim Exelby, SENCo
Easingwood Primary School
Average Improvement: 16 months
They can't track their eyes smoothly across the page. They skip letters, words and lines. Their eyes scan backwards as much as forwards, which is why they reverse b's and d's, and lose their place.
This vision problem isn't tested at a regular eye test and often goes unnoticed.
Yet it is easily fixed, by regularly playing vision training games that exercise the eye muscles.
And that's exactly what Engaging Eyes does. Vision training games are played for 10 minutes a day and the results are remarkable.
Evidence Based Intervention
The results showed that, on average, reading age improved by 4 months for every month it was played.
On average children's reading speed also improved by 22 words per minute, a 23% improvement.
Improvements after 3 months
The targets only appear to be 3D if you can focus (converge) both eyes on the same point.
Playing improves convergence, so both eyes focus on the same letter.
Whack an Alien
Struggling readers make too many eye movements - around 1,000 per minute when reading.
Whack an Alien improves eye control and reduces erratic eye movements.
Practise tracking across the page, so children can keep their place when reading.
Children stop reversing letters and skipping words and lines.