The Difference In The Quality Of Tear Film In College Student Soft Contact Lens User And Non Contact Lens User At Lampung University


  • Aulia Fasya Medical Faculty, Lampung University
  • M. Yusran
  • Giska Tri Putri



Contact lenses, Dry eye, OSDI questionnaire, Schirmer test I


Background: Dry eye is a disorder of the tear film which could cause damage and discomfort to the ocular surface. Some contributing factors for dry eye are age, gender, tobacco consumption, continously being in an air-conditioned room, and the use of contact lens.

Research Objectives: To determine the differences in tear film quality between the University of Lampung students soft contact lens user and non soft contact lens user.

Research Methods: This research was an analytical observational study with cross sectional approach. The sample in this study were 120 students of the University of Lampung consisting of 60 student who use soft contact lens and 60 student non soft contact lens user. This study used the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire and the Schirmer I test.

Results: The most common complaints associated with the use of soft contact lens were complaints in the form of pain or dry eyes in a total of 52 (86,7%), while there were 43 (71,7%) complaints from the students who don’t wear soft contact lens where their eyes were light-sensitive. The prevalence of dry eyes based on OSDI questionnaires in the soft contact lens user group versus non soft contact lens user: dry eye with mild degree 10 students (16.7%) versus 20 students (33.3%), dry eye with moderate degree 13 students (21.7%) versus 6 students (10%), dry eye with severe degree 27 students (45%) versus 7 students (11.7%) (p = 0,000). According to the Schirmer I test, the prevalence of the dry eye in the group who use soft contact lens are 11 students (18,3%) and in the group non soft contact lens user are 2 students (3,3%) (p=0,019).

Conclusion: There were significant differences in the eye tear quality based on the OSDI questionnaire and Schirmer I test results between the University of Lampung students who use soft contact lens and non soft contact lens user.


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How to Cite

Fasya, A., M. Yusran, & Giska Tri Putri. (2023). The Difference In The Quality Of Tear Film In College Student Soft Contact Lens User And Non Contact Lens User At Lampung University. Medical Profession Journal of Lampung, 12(3), 575-581.