Refractive error and patterns of spectacle use in 12-year-old Australian children.

@article{Robaei2006RefractiveEA,
  title={Refractive error and patterns of spectacle use in 12-year-old Australian children.},
  author={Dana Robaei and Annette Kifley and Kathryn Ailsa Rose and Paul Mitchell},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2006},
  volume={113 9},
  pages={1567-73}
}
PURPOSE To document the prevalence of visual impairment resulting from refractive error and to describe patterns of spectacle use in a representative sample of 12-year-old Australian school children. DESIGN Population-based cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS Two thousand three hundred fifty-three predominantly 12-year-old children examined from 2004 through 2005. METHODS Logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution (logMAR) visual acuity (VA) was measured unaided and with spectacles if… CONTINUE READING

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