Dr Noureen Fatima, Dr Muhammad Mohsin Khan, Dr Sana Siddiqua
Refractive error is an important cause of visual impairment in school children.Visual impairment in school children may effect education and career development. Aim: To determine the Frequency of refractive errors among Children of (Age 5-15 Years) Visited Eye Outdoor of Bahawal Victoria Hospital of District Bahawalpur. Material and methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in BVH during August 2017 to October 2017. Sample size was 100 Children coming to eye OPD of Bahawal Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur, out of them 50 were boys and rest were girls. Their visual acuity was noticed by Snellen's visual acuity chart, with the help of visual acuity and subjective refraction, the frequency of refractive errors was accessed. Conclusion: More than half of the children had refractive error. According to our result myopia is more common than hypermetropia.