Hyperopia and Educational Attainment in a Primary School Cohort
Williams WR, Latif AHA, Hannington L and Watkins DR
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.