Published in 2014
- Visual impairment secondary to uncorrected refractive errors in childhood is an important health problem, and can lead social, educational and economical disability in adulthood.
- In this study, we reviewed the literature to reveal future effects of refractive errors in children on social life.
- Refractive problems can be easily corrected with spectacles as a cost effective treatment modality.
- However, recognizing refractive errors in children at family or school level is critical.
- Screening programs are valuable to prevent refractive error related vision loss in children.
- Moreover, awareness campaigns and education can help to overcome all barriers against visual rehabilitation.
- In conclusion, collaboration among teacher, parents, ophthalmologist and child should be well established to prevent visual disability and related socio-economical problems.
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