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AWARENESS OF CONTACT LENS WEAR IN THE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS OF PAKISTAN

Rashida Riaz, Fatima Saba ZaFar, Muhammad Ahmad, Fatima Zahid, Hakim Anjum Nadeem, Abdul Amin

ABSTRACT

Purpose: The main purpose of this study is to review the awareness of contact lens wear in university students of Pakistan Lahore. Study Design: Descriptive cross-sectional study. Material & Method: Data was collected by self-designed proforma in the form of google form after taking consent from subjects. This was a comparative cross sectional (analytical) study which included 53 subjects using contact lenses. Patient having any other systemic disorder excluded from the study. Patients involved in the study was above 18 years to 35 years of age groups. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 25. Data was collected by self-designed proforma on google form after taking consent from subjects. Results: Results showed 30 out of 53 (56.6%) subjects of The University of lahore use contact lens on daily basis, while 43.3% (23/53) don’t use daily but use on and off. 38 out of 53 (71.1%) subjects of The University of Lahore wash hands regularly before using contact lenses 28.3% (15/53) don’t. 33 subjects out of 53 (62.2%) rub or rinse their case with solution after each use, while 37.7.1% (20/53) don’t. 26 subjects out of 53 (49.0%) know about contact lens use from doctors, while 50.9% (27/53) knew it from their friends. About 43 out of 53 (89.8%) subjects use soft contact lens, while 18.9% (10/53) use hard contact lens. 36 out of 53 (67.9%) subjects use contact lens for cosmetic purposes, while 32.0% (17/53) don’t. The 47 out of 53 (88.6%) subjects use contact lens solution for cleaning case and contact lens, while 11.3% (6/53) use water. Conclusion: It is concluded that there is less awareness about contact lenses uses among university students. Mostly users of contact lenses have less awareness about proper parameters of contact lenses. The study p-value 0.000 shows significant results.

Keywords: Contact lens, university students.


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