Lakshmoji Naidu Kotipalli1, Trimurthulu Bunga2
Good vision is key to a child’s physical development, success in school and overall well-being. It is essential to check children’s vision when they are first born and again during infancy, preschool and school years.
The aim of the study is to screen the vision in school going children to detect any refractive errors and to prevent permanent blindness in East Godavari district, AP.
MATERIALS & METHODS
This is a cross sectional study of 2887 school children among Government and Private Schools in the area of Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, over a period of 2 years.
The observations from the study were analysed and compared with the existing literature and the factors influencing the prevalence of refractive errors were studied.
The incidence of Refractive Errors in this study was found to be 7.34%. The present study also indicates that the school age represents high risk group for refractive errors.