Differences among Myopes, Emmetropes, and Hyperopes.
NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV LAS CRUCES BEHAVIORAL ENGINEERING LAB
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Investigations of differences among myopes, emmetropes, and hyperopes have included comparisons of physical characteristics, scholastic achievement, and personality traits. In the first area, there seems to be no support for the caricature of the small, weak myope and the tall, strong hyperope. Research relating scholastic achievement to refractive error, however, reinforces the popular stereotype of the studious myope. Finally, myopes and hyperopes seem to have distinct personalities. Myopes are overcontrolled and introverted hyperopes, impulsive and extraverted. These personality types and thus perhaps myopia and hyperopia, may be associated with distinct patterns of physiological functioning. Finally, myopes and hyperopes may vary in dark focus, near point, and visual amplitude. The purpose of the present research was to examine differences in these five areas among myopes, emmetropes, and hyperopes. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology