Status: Recently completed
1 – To explore the knowledge and competencies of teachers in carrying out visual acuity testing.
2 – To investigate how visual acuity testing practices were applied.
3 – To determine teachers’ motivations and attitudes towards carrying out school-based visual acuity testing.
Although the school-based vision screening programme was well received and supported by the schools and health providers, limited time allocated for training and practice; limited supervision and the lack of refresher training; trainers insufficiently experienced in training non-health staff and teachers’ involved had many other responsibilities and could not allocate sufficient time to conduct the activity properly which undermined the effectiveness and efficiency of the programme.