IMPACT OF EYE HEALTH EDUCATION ON THE CHILDREN PERCEPTIONS ABOUT VISION AND EYE HEALTH AND PROGRESSION OF MYOPIA

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Sayyada Masooma
Samra Shakeel
Laiba
Sadia Chaman Altaf
Syed Qasim Raza

Keywords

Myopia, Refractive Error, Eye Health, Eye Hygiene, Spectacle

Abstract

Introduction: Myopia is a form of refractive error in which parallel rays of light entering the eye are focused in front of retina with accommodation being at rest.Your vision is crucial maintaining the health of your eyes is equally as crucial as maintaining the health of your body.


 Purpose: To assess impact of eye health education on children life and assess the progression of myopia among children who received spectacles and eye health education.


 Methodology: It was a cohort, quantitative and qualitative study. Data was collected from students of age group 4 to 18 years from human development foundation (HDF) schools in Mardan. Questionnaire were used for IDIs and FGDs for eye health education. Data analyzed by using SPSS.


 Results: Study included 62 female & 8 male. The percentage of female was 88.6% and the male percentage was 11.4%. The myopia progression was divided into four categories. The Mild myopia progression frequency was 13, and percentage (18.6%). Moderate Myopia Progression frequency was only 6 and percentage (8.6%). Severe myopia progression frequency was 3 and percentage of severe myopia progression was (4.3%). Less myopia progression frequency was 48 and their percentage (68.6%).


 Conclusion: It is concluded that the children were given eye health education learned how to use the glasses and maintain eye health and hygiene, which they were not aware of before. The results of this study highlight the importance of eye health maintenance and encourage the children to use of spectacles regularly in order to improve their vision.

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