Non-compliance Behavior in Contact Lens Wear and Care among University Students


  • Elly Liyana Zainodin Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Nurul Syafiqa Abdul Hadi Centre of Optometry, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Selangor, Kampus Puncak Alam, 42300 Selangor, Malaysia



Non-compliance in contact lens wear poses risks for microbial infection. Understanding the scope and extent of non-compliance behaviour is vital for eye care practitioners in deciding which aspect of lens care is critical when consulting patients. A survey was done to assess the level and scope of non-compliance behaviour among 66 young contact lens wearers. Overall, more than half of the participants (52%) did not comply with lens wear and care regimens. The most non-compliant behaviour was the lens cleaning procedure (59%). Eye care practitioners need to establish creative guidelines to improve compliance among the young lens wearers.   

Keywords: Contact lens; Compliance; Students; Lens care.   

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( 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.   

Author Biography

Elly Liyana Zainodin, Universiti Teknologi MARA

Centre of Optometry


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How to Cite

Zainodin, E. L., & Abdul Hadi, N. S. . (2020). Non-compliance Behavior in Contact Lens Wear and Care among University Students . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(14), 11-18.