Yemmiganur Pharmacy College Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviour towards Contact Lenses
Introduction: The study’s objective was to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes and practises of pharmacy students at St Johns College in Yemmiganur, Andhra Pradesh, India, regarding the use of contact lenses.
Method: A semi-structural questionnaire was provided to conclude the inquiry. The questions were in English and covered wearing contacts, taking care of them, problems they can create with their eyes, and their advantages. 65 (46 female and 19 male) of the 175 Pharm D students and 139 (95 female and 44 male) of the 406 B Pharmacy students participated in the study while using contact lenses.
Result: 7.91% of B Pharm and 13.84% of Pharm D students used contacts for cosmetic purposes, 25.97% (27.33% of B Pharm and 24.61% of Pharm D) for refractive correction, 7.08% (6.47% of B Pharm and 7.69% of Pharm D) for headache relief, and 56.05% (58.27% of B Pharm and 53.84% of Pharm D) for both cosmetic and refractive purposes. Most of them wore soft contact lenses. The most frequent issue (30.93% of B Pharm and 27.69 % of Pharm D) of students who wore contacts was pain, which was followed by redness and irritation. Even though 23.96% (18.70% of B Pharm and 29.23% of Pharm D) also utilised water, the students chose lens solutions because they were aware of their options.
Conclusion: The majority of participants had no idea what these problems were. All businesses that sell contact lenses ought to inform their customers more thoroughly about contact lens issues and lens maintenance.
How to cite this article:
Raja SR, Ahad HA. Yemmiganur Pharmacy College Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviour towards Contact Lenses. Chettinad Health City Med J. 2022;11(4):48-52.
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