General awareness on the care and handling of contact lens


  • Jagmohan Sharma `University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research. Faridkot, Punjab.
  • Rajeev Kharb CT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Shahpur, Jalandhar, Punjab.
  • Shveta Sharma Lala Lajpat Rai College of Pharmacy. Moga,Punjab.
  • Arun Kaura University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research. Faridkot, Punjab.
  • Sahil Durani Kare Partners Mother and Child Hospital. Panchkula, Haryana


contact lens, handling, care, knowledge, medical, paramedical, Punjab


Eyes are very important for the human body and we must protect them. Eyes are the windows of soul. Without eyes, the five basic senses would not be complete. Tears are nature’s lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them. To maintain the proper vision sometimes we are supposed to wear lens. Wearing lenses requires proper handling and care. The study has been designed to study the general awareness on the usage of contact lens, their care and handling among medical, paramedical staff and students of Punjab. From the study it has been concluded that now a day’s awareness regarding caring and handling of lens has increased as among 120 respondents 109 (90.83%) replied that prescription in necessary for wearing lens and 100 (83.33%) replied that eye examination in necessary.114 (95%) respondents replied that washing of hands is necessary for wearing lens 103 (85.83%) replied that water should not be used as storing solution. All the respondents were in favor of visual inspection of lens before wearing. These results showed that people are well aware of handling, cleaning and care taking of lens.


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Jagmohan Sharma, Rajeev Kharb, Shveta Sharma, Arun Kaura, and Sahil Durani. “General Awareness on the Care and Handling of Contact Lens ”. International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Drug Analysis, vol. 4, no. 3, Feb. 2016, pp. 114-7,



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