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The effect of online education on the eye health of Saudi teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic: a local study

The effect of online education on the eye health of Saudi teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic: a local study

We are a group of medical students at King Faisal University under the supervision of the Department of Ophthalmology. Our aim is to investigate the effect of distance education on the eye health of female teachers and educators in Eastern Province during the Corona pandemic.

This search is for all teachers and teachers who have taught remotely.

The information provided will be strictly confidential and your participation in this survey is optional.

Personal information

1. Gender

· Male

· feminine

2. Age

· 22 – 35

· 35 – 50

· 50 – 60

· over 61

3. Place of residence

· Dammam

· Alkhobar

· Jubail

· Dhahran

· Qative

· Khafji

· Alnaria

· Ras Tanoura

Alasha

· Hafar Al-Batin

· Other: …………………..

School status

4. What is your current professional situation?

· class teacher

· retired teacher

· Director

· Administrative

5. What is your specialty? Please select all that apply

· Math

· Science

· Chemistry

· Physics

· Islamic

· Arab

· Physical education

· Family education

· Art

· Other: ………………………

6. What teaching methods have you used throughout the pandemic? Please select all that apply

· Online courses, without interactive participation

· Online courses with interactive participation

· Online courses with downloaded teaching materials

· Other: ………………………………………….

7. If you were using a web platform for interactive presentations during a pandemic, which one did you use? Please select all that apply

· Zoom

· webex

· Microsoft Teams

· Almanasa

· will classify

· Others: …………………………

8. How many hours a day did you spend teaching students online “before” the pandemic?

· I did not use online education

· Hour

· two to five hours

· More than five hours

9. How many hours a day do you spend teaching students online “during” the pandemic?

· Do not use online education

· Hour

· two to five hours

· More than five hours

Eye health scale with distance education during the corona pandemic

10. How has your remote training on your computer/tablet/mobile phone affected your eye health during the pandemic?

· My eye health has not changed

· Slight deterioration in my eye health

· Severe deterioration of my eye health

Associated symptoms:

11. Please specify if you suffer from any of the symptoms of dry eye. Please select all that apply

· There are no symptoms

· A stinging, burning, or rough feeling in the eyes

· Sticky discharge in or around the eyes

· Photosensitivity

· Eye redness

· Sensation of having something in the eyes

· Difficulty wearing contact lenses

· Difficulty driving at night

· tearing

· Blurred vision

· Others: ……………………………………..

12. Please indicate if you suffer from any of the symptoms of myopia. Please select all that apply

· There are no symptoms

· Blurred vision

· Headache

· Double vision

· Pain and fatigue in the eyes, especially when looking at distant objects and staring

· Difficulty concentrating

· Other: ……………………………

13. If you have symptoms, determine the frequency of symptoms by considering the following:

· Never = no symptoms

· Sometimes = Sporadic episodes or once a week

· Often or always = 2 or 3 times a week or almost every day

14. If you have symptoms, determine the severity of the symptoms

· Light

· Moderate

· Intense

15. Have you noticed any changes in your blinking during the pandemic?

· Increased

· Did not change

· Decreases

16. What is the distance between you and the digital screen when using the device (50 cm is approximately arm’s length.)

· 50cm

· Less than 50 cm – very close to you

· More than 50 cm – too far from you

17. How do you rate the brightness of the screen when using the device

· Very shiny

· Glare

· Natural

· Mast

· Very matte

18. How would you rate the position of your eyes towards the screen?

· A little down

· Straight

· A little

19. Have you ever consulted an ophthalmologist?

· Yes

· Nope

20. If the answer to the previous question is yes. Please specify the reason for the visit to the doctor

· Refractive errors (hyperopia / myopia)

· Macular degeneration

· Cataract

· Diabetic retinopathy

· Glaucoma

· Other:……………………

21. Have you ever used eye drops

· Yes

· Nope

22. Do you have any chronic illnesses?

· Nope

· Obesity

· Diabetes

· Hypertension

· Cholesterol

· Other: …………………….

23. Have you ever used medication for a long time?

· Nope

· Isotretinoin capsules (Roaccutane)

· Diabetes treatments

· Hypertension treatments

· Others:……………..

24. Have you ever had eye surgery?

· Nope

· LASIK

· Laser

· Cataract surgery

– Glaucoma surgery


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