Understanding contact lens wearers’ attitudes could help decrease improper use
Reuse and overnight wear amongst daily disposable (DD) soft contact lens (SCL) wearers’ was associated with select health belief constructs, according to a new study.
Convenience sampling was done on 100 DD SCL wearers between the ages of 24.2 ± 3.9 years; the majority were women (76%). Participants’ demographics, SCL use, and Health Belief Model constructs were collected.
Overall, 37% of participants reported sleeping in their DD SCLs and 25% reported reusing DD SCLs.
Reuse of DD SCLs was associated with scores on the benefits: reuse and barriers subscales, whereas sleeping in lenses was associated with scores on the susceptibility benefits: wear behaviors and barriers subscales.
Lutmer KM, Wagner H, Richdale K, et al. Examining daily disposable soft contact lens wearers’ attitudes and beliefs using the Health Belief Model. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2022;doi: 10.1111/opo.13078. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36464862.