Refractive Errors among Administrative Staff of Senior High Schools in the Kumasi Metropolis
David Ben Kumah, Baafi AR, Pascal OD and Baafi EB
Optom Open Access
This study focused on determining the types and prevalence of refractive errors among 120 administrative staff of 10 public senior high schools in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana.
Information collected from participants included demographics and ocular and medical history.
Eye health assessment included visual acuity, examination of external eye structures, direct ophthalmoscopy, and refraction.
Oculo-visual symptoms reported included teary eyes, headache, blur vision and double vision.
The overall prevalence of refractive error was 30.8%; hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism with prevalence figures of 17.5%, 10.8% and 2.5% respectively.
The prevalence of refractive error was considerably high among this group of workers. These workers would benefit from vision screening programmes and