International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part C
A pre-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of eye exercise in improving the visual acuity among children with myopia in a selected school of Bhopal
Mable Varghese, Neelam Awasthi and Brig Dr. Kamlesh Singh (Retd)
The human eye is an organ of vision, and it plays a very important role in life and in the human body. This functional loss of vision is typically defined to manifest with: best corrected visual acuity of less than 20/60, or significant central field defect, significant peripheral field defect, including homonymous or heteronymous bilateral visual, field defect or generalized contraction or constriction of field, reduced peak contrast sensitivity with either of the above conditions.
Objective: To assess and compare the visual acuity among children with myopia before and after eye exercise.
Materials and Methods: The sample was selected through non-probability, purposive sampling technique. The sample consisted of 30 students with diagnosis of myopia and the research design adopted for the study was pre-experimental study.
Result: All the 30(100%) children were between the age group of 11 – 14years.Majority of the children 16(53.3%) were females. All of them 30 (100%) were using spectacles. Majority of the children 20(66.7%) were doing regular follow up. Most of the children 17(56.7%) were having the family history of myopia. All the children 30(100%) were having the habit of regular use of television, computer, videogame etc. 22(73.3%) children were having the habit of studying or doing works in dim-light. Majority of the children 20(66.7%) were non-vegetarians.
Conclusion: The present study attempted to find out the efficacy of eye exercise in improving the visual acuity of myopic school children. The sample consisted of 30 myopic schoolchildren. The results were analyzed in terms of the differences seen in the level of visual acuity after eye exercise. Results showed that there was a significant improvement on the visual acuity level of both the eyes after the exercise.
Mable Varghese, Neelam Awasthi, Brig Dr. Kamlesh Singh (Retd). A pre-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of eye exercise in improving the visual acuity among children with myopia in a selected school of Bhopal. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2021;4(2):167-168.