Children with visual impairment lag behind in school and learning: A study

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Children with visual impairment are lagging behind in both school enrollment and learning outcomes, according to new research from the World Bank and the EYElliance released on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. School eye health programmes, which provide vision screening and eyeglasses to children in schools, are a simple solution. The study, Looking Ahead:…

Health promotion in schools improves eye health literacy in children – research study

Communications Manager / Project Officer - Public Health
Organisation: Brien Holden Vision Institute

  300 children, aged 12-15 at five schools in Vietnam involved Knowledge and attitudes to eye health improved by 10-20% Uptake of eye examinations increased by more than 20% Some knowledge, attitudes and practices were unchanged Health promotion in schools is an effective way to transfer knowledge to children and could potentially improve eye care…