Disconjugate Eye Movements in Dyslexic Adolescents While Viewing Op Art: A Creative Handicap?

Op art was created, in part, to produce illusions of movement. Given that dyslexics have been shown to have impaired visuo-postural axis deficits, it may be possible that dyslexics see illusions different than their non-dyslexic peers. To test this theory, we measured eye movement and posture in 47 dyslexic and 44 non dyslexic adolescents while they viewed three works of art by Op artist Bridget Riley.