KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS ON WEARING SPECTACLE/LENS AMONG 18-25 YEARS OF INDIVIDUAL
Keywords:Awareness, correction, contact lens, refractive error, spectacle.
Refractive errors is the eye’s inability to clearly focus light rays on the retinal plane. Certain refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia and astigmatism. Relief from refractive error associated with the use of prescribed spectacles and contact lenses.In 2006, 153 million people were living with uncorrected refractive error, as reported by the World Health Organization. The aim of this study was to create awareness on wearing spectacles among 18-25 years of individuals. This is a cross sectional survey based study and a set of questionnaires was prepared to analyze the knowledge and awareness of wearing spectacles among 18-25 years of individuals of south India and it was circulated. It has a sample size of 100 participants. Once the participants completed filling the survey, all the data were compiled for statistical analysis. It is evident from the study conducted that most of the people use spectacles to clear the refractive error and it is clear that most of them are aware about the consequences and treatment modalities of the refractive error and the use of spectacles. According to the above survey we conclude that the students are aware of wearing spectacles.