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Spectacle Design Preferences in Oman Society

Marwa Rashid Shinain Al-Buraiki

Marwa Rashid Shinain Al-Buraiki "Spectacle Design Preferences in Oman Society" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-4 | Issue-3, April 2020, pp.644-649, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd30621.pdf

Aim: To investigate preference of selected spectacle design in Oman population. In addition, to compare ranking of conventional spectacles frame design, and its association to age, gender, and education levels and choice of frame. Methods: A questionnaire-based study was designed to evaluate the choices of frame design selection by people in Oman society . A total number of 100 participants aged from 15 years and above were selected randomly from Oman Society. The research was explained, consent obtained, completed questionnaire was collected and data was analyzed. Results: An important finding in my study was that square frame design is the most popular design chosen by participants (63 out of 100), followed by browline, rimless, semi rimless, wayfarer, rectangular, aviator, navigator frame .The least preferred is half eye frame. Others results obtained relating to frame design is the weight of spectacle frame is considered as main factor affecting the wear compliance (97%), followed by color (88%), material (86%) and shape (80%). Brand of spectacle frame is least important factor affecting the wear compliance for spectacle frame (65%). Common reasons for wearing spectacle is near sightedness (myopia) in both males and females (58%) while the far sightedness (hyperopia) represents the lowest percentage for wearing spectacle (15%). Conclusions: People preferred to wear square frame design and Browline frame. Color, weight, materials and brand name affect choices and wearing compliance.

Spectacle frames, frame selection, compliance, design, Oman

Volume-4 | Issue-3, April 2020
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