Practice and Knowledge of Contact Lens Use Among Medical Students of Universiti Teknologi MARA

Nor Azimah Abd Aziz, Nurliyana Ain Abdul Ghani, Khairil Anuar Md Isa, Norasyikin Mustafa

Abstract


Contact lens is an optical device that is commonly used to correct refractive errors of the eye. Improper care may lead to ocular related complications. This was a descriptive study to assess contact lens care practice and knowledge on contact lens use among medical students of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). Out of seven proper practices of contact lens care listed, only hand washing practice was adhered by most of the wearer. Both groups of contact lens wearer and non-wearers showed a moderate level of knowledge with regards to lens care. Educational programs on awareness and safety usage of contact lens should be emphasized particularly to the medical students

Keywords: Practice, Knowledge, Contact Lens, Medical Students

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


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Knowledge, Practice, Contact Lens, Medical Students

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i11.1742

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