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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Vision Screening of Younger School Children by School Teachers: A Pilot Study in Udaipur City, Western India

AUTHOR:

Parveen Rewri, MS; Chandra Kant Nagar, MS; Vijay Gupta, MS

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2016

PUBLICATION:

Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability of school teachers for vision screening of younger school children and to study the pattern of vision problems.

  • In this cross‑sectional study, trained school teachers screened 5,938 school children aged 3 to 8 years for vision and ocular disorders. Children were cross screened by professionals to assess the reliability of the teachers in vision screening and detecting ocular disorders in these children.

  • Sensitivity and specificity of the vision screening by school teachers was 69.2% and 95.3%, respectively.

  • Conclusion: School teachers could effectively screen younger school children for vision assessment and ocular disorders.