Revista de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
TEMPORINI, Edméa Rita. Preventive action with regard to the visual problems of schoolchildren. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1984, vol.18, n.3, pp. 259-262. ISSN 0034-8910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101984000300007.
The preventive approach to schoolchildren's visual problems is presented, taking into consideration the levels of Public Health prevention (Leavell & Clark). The importance of health education in schools with regard to the promotion of eye health and the prevention of ophthalmological problems is indicated in the attempt at the adoption of appropriate individual behavior both on the personal and the collective level. The general outline of the program is briefly described with a concluding appeal for the maintance of its objectives and continued effective functioning, though already established as a routine service.
Keywords : Sanitary ophthalmology; School health education.