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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Hyperopia and Educational Attainment in a Primary School Cohort

AUTHOR:

Williams WR, Latif AHA, Hannington L and Watkins DR

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YEAR PUBLISHED:

2004

PUBLICATION:

The BMJ

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The study found a hyperopia prevalence rate of 5%.

  • Ophthalmic tests on 105 children provided an accurate diagnosis of vision defects, for reference to their education

  • 50% of the children examined by optometrists required an intervention (prescription change, glasses prescribed, or referral).

  • Mean scores of children with refractive errors were lower than the respective scores of children with a less positive refractive state, the non-referred group, and the total sample.

This article was identified as a reference for a VII-commissioned systematic review on the Impact of URE on Children.