Individuals who skip lines when reading could be mistaken for being disinterested and careless, however, this can be indicative of an eye tracking problem. Eye tracking refers to the process whereby a person is able to accurately follow a moving object (pursuits), as well as accurately jump from one point to another (saccades).
Efficient eye tracking, for example, allows a person to follow a baseball moving across the playing field or shift their eyes easily along the line of print in a book. Eye tracking problems can therefore interfere with attention span, reading fluency, reading comprehension, copying, handwriting, and sports performance. Eye tracking skills can be improved with vision therapy.