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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Compliance of Spectacle Wear and Its Determinants Among Schoolchildren of Dhakhiliya Region of Oman: A Descriptive Study

AUTHOR:

Rajiv Khandekar, Ali Jaffer Mohammed, Abdulatif Al Raisi

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2002

PUBLICATION:

Journal for Scientific Research – Medical Sciences

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of compliance of spectacle wear and some of its determinants among school children of Dhakhiliya region of Oman.

  • The majority (71.6%) of students were using spectacles at the time of follow up. The compliance rate was 65.1% in boys and 78.3% in girls.

  • The compliance of spectacle wear was significantly higher among students with myopic refractive error of 2.5 D or more compared to those with less than 2.5 D.