|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2697236||1143892||2016||6 صفحه PDF||ندارد||دانلود کنید|
• Two-week frequent replacement contact lens wearers answer the questionnaires.
• Compliance with lens care guidelines of subscription members is assessed.
• Compliance is equally poor in both subscription members and nonmembers.
• Regular follow-up visits to monitor and reinforce compliance are clearly needed.
PurposeCompliance with practitioner recommended lens care guidelines was assessed and compared in two test groups: patients belonging to a subscription membership group and a nonaffiliated group of 2-week frequent replacement (2WFR) soft contact lens wearers.MethodsWearers (143 members and 149 nonmembers), whose clinical records were available for 18–24 months from September 2010 to August 2012, were queried by a written questionnaire: (1) source of lens purchase; (2) “rub” or “no-rub” care solution; (3) replacement interval of lens care products; (4) lens cleaning method; (5) noncompliant behaviors; and (6) replacement frequency of lens storage cases.ResultsThe questionnaires were completed by 104 members and 100 nonmembers. Of member group wearers, 63.0% correctly recognized the types of lens care products used (“rub’, “no-rub”) vs. 77.4% of nonmembers. Of member wearers, 82.2% used “rub” and rubbed each time vs. 76.3% of nonmembers. The replacement interval for care products was 26.2% (members) and 27.6% (nonmembers) for 1 month or less, while replacement frequency of storage cases was 22.3% and 19.2% for 1 month or less in each group respectively. There were no significant differences observed between each of these group comparisons (p > 0.05, Fisher exact test).ConclusionsCompliance with practitioner recommended lens care regimens was equally poor in both test groups. Subscription membership of CLs which does not provide lens care products is not accompanied by an increase in compliance with lens care practices.
Journal: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - Volume 39, Issue 1, February 2016, Pages 47–52