Table 1

Prevalence of significant refractive errors in children (n=184) referred from B4 School Check in Counties Manukau region who had visual acuity worse than 0.2 logMAR (6/9.5) in at least one eye

Refractive errorDefinitionNumber of children
Hyperopia≥+2.00 DS95
Myopia≤−1.00 DS7
Astigmatism≥1.00 DS121
AnisometropiaInterocular difference of ≥1.00 D42
  • Some children had more than one type of refractive error.