Purpose: To study the refractive errors and its implication on the quality of life; among the children in the semi urban population.
Materials and Methods: This prospective, cross-sectional study was conducted among the 500 children (5-15 years), over a period of 6 months.
Observations: All patients examined for unaided visual acuity using snellens chart. After visual acuity, subjected to dilated retinoscopy and fundoscopy.
Conclusions: It was concluded that clear need to have regular and simple vision testing of children of school going age, so as to detect visual abnormalities at an earlier stage thereby preventing long term visual disabilities. Regular school health programs regarding visual acuity improves scholastic performance of children.
Refractive errors, School children, Semi-urban population.