Published in 2016.
- 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.
To view the entire study, click here: Vision Screening of Younger School Children by School Teachers – A Pilot Study in Udaipur City, Western India