International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications
Title: THE EFFECT OF OVER USE OF ELECTRONICS VISION DEVICE ON LOW VISION AMONG GIRL SCHOOL STUDENT
Author/s: Hedaya Mohyee ALdeen Kullab
Little is known about the effect of electronic vision devise on vision and prevalence among school students in United Arab Emirates, the aim of the study was to examine effect of over use of electronic device on low vision, prevalence of low vision ,screen time for both students and parents .
Cross sectional study was done on large elementary girl governmental school at Dubai, April to June 2017, total students number 700 students, 348 students were invited to take apart in the study , age group from 5-13 years old ,a questionnaire were filled by personal interview with students including socio demographic question ,time spent on electronic devise on daily basis and weekend ,and digital eye strain signs that students had associated with over staring at screens ,in addition to vision assessment for both eyes ,and parents survey .of the school children (n=399),prevalence of low vision were 45.4%in right eye ,and 47.2 % in left eye, uncorrected visual acuity was 35.1%right eye, 36.9% left eye, student's wearing corrective lenses 10.3%,the most digital eye strains sign student had was eye pain 13.9%,and headache 5.6%,the highest rate for screen time were from 2 -3 hours daily ,while highest rate for parents was 5-6 hours daily .
The study confirmed that over use of electronic screen product will affect vision, measures and initiatives for wise use of electronic devise, to minimize and prevent vision complication.