IJCRR - 5(8), April, 2013
IMPORTANCE OF COMPLIANCE IN CONTACT LENS WEAR -A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES AMONG CONTACT LENS USERS FOR A HEALTHY VISION
Author: Ch. Vijay Kumar, Yousef D.
Purpose: To assess the knowledge related to contact lens wear and their care among the female students. Methods: A structured questionnaire covering aspects on wearers' attitude, knowledge related to lens care, hygiene of hands and lens cases was introduced in which about 50 female contact lens wearers participated in this study. By doing multi-variate testing, the factors like demography, hygiene, behaviors and attitude to aftercare visits were analyzed among lens wearers and significant findings are reported.
Conclusion: Poor hand hygiene, inadequate lens care and not remembering when to come back for aftercare visits are the common non-compliant behaviors in lens wearers where proper health education plays a major role in improving compliance.
Keywords: Contact lens wear, Compliance, knowledge, demographics, health education
Ch. Vijay Kumar, Yousef D.. IMPORTANCE OF COMPLIANCE IN CONTACT LENS WEAR -A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES AMONG CONTACT LENS USERS FOR A HEALTHY VISION International Journal of Current Research and Review. 5(8), April, 104-109
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