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Effects of Reduced Visual Acuity on Academic Performance among Secondary School Students in South-South Nigeria

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 4)

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Page : 328-334

Keywords : reduced ‘visual acuity’; refractive error; ” school children; visual screening; vision 2020; visual acuity and academic performance;

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Background: The eyes play vital role in our lives and are perhaps the most gift we have. Visual perception or vision is the ability to interpret information and surroundings from the effects of visible light reaching the eye. Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study was used that involved the use of data form, for each of the 2 secondary schools and the administration of 360 self administered structured questionnaires to pupils in these secondary schools. Results: 71.71% of the population studied had normal visual acuity while 28.29% had reduced visual acuity. 57.77% of those with normal visual acuity had good academic performance (?50% average academic score). While 42.23% of those with normal acuity had poor academic performance (average academic scoreless than 50%). Of the 99 students with reduced visual acuity 42.42% had good academic performance (?50% average academic score), while 57.58% of those with reduced visual acuity had poor academic score (average

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