ASSESING THE FACTORS GOVERNING THE NON-COMPLIANCE TOWARDS SPECTACLE-WEARING IN INDIAN CHILDREN WITH REFRACTIVE ERRORS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 244-250
AbstractBackground: Most effective and well-accepted treatment modality for correction of visual
impairment associated with refractive error is wearing spectacles. Visual impairment also
affects the social, professional, and developmental aspects of the affected subjects.
Aim: The present cross-section clinical study was conducted to assess the factors governing
the non-compliance towards spectacle-wearing in Indian children of less than six years of age
having refractive errors.
Methods: In 102 child subjects with the age group of less than 6 years, having refractive
errors, and were prescribed wearing spectacles for correction of refractive errors. Noncompliance
was considered when parents gave the history of not wearing spectacles by child
subjects for a minimum of 6 hours every day. Demographic characteristics and other
parameters assessed were the financial issue, peer pressure, broken glasses, lost glasses, glass
intolerance, squint, hypermetropia, myopia, anisometropia, and/or astigmatism. The collected
data were subjected to statistical evaluation.
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