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

Authors

  • 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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2192

Abstract

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 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.   
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2192

Author Biography

Elly Liyana Zainodin, Universiti Teknologi MARA

Centre of Optometry

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Published

2020-06-30

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. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2192