Survey on soft contact lens care in female students of KSU
Clinical and Experimental Medical Sciences
Purpose: This cross sectional study was conducted to find out the awareness and practice of soft contact lens wear and care among female students of King Saud University. Method: The data was collected from the soft contact lens users through a structured questionnaire distributed to 100 female students of King Saud University, Riyadh. This survey was based on the basic practice care in soft contact lens that is related to the replacement frequency, steps in hygiene and storage case of the soft
... ge case of the soft contact lens. Results: The female students of age range 19-25 years participated in this study. It was found that out of 100 female students, 68% were using cosmetic soft contact lens. 73% of subjects reported to renew soft contact lenses after every 3 months. Only 59% students used to wash their hands before wearing soft contact lens and only 52% used to clean their lens with the solution before inserting and storing. Only 31 participants reported that they clean their lens case weekly. The students have awareness regarding contact lens hygiene but little awareness toward lens case hygiene was found. Conclusion: The majority of participants were aware about the cleaning and hygienic steps of contact lens care but most of them were unaware of contact lens case cleaning.