Author(s): Samia Iqbal, Muhammad Khizar Bashir, Zahid Mahmood, Mateen Amir, Aisha Azam, Anwaar Ul Haq Hashmi
PURPOSE The main purpose of this study is to review the awareness of contact lens wear in the students of The university of Lahore, Lahore.
STUDY DESIGN Descriptive cross - sectional study.
MATERIALS AND METHODS Data was collected by self - designed proforma 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 20 years to 60 years of age groups. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 20. Data was collected by self - designed proforma 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.