Date of Award

3-1991

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Nira Levine, Ed.D.

Abstract

Previous reports on the personality of contact lens wearers and spectacle wearers have been often vague and inconclusive. The present study was designed to determine if there are indeed significant differences in personality traits between contact lens wearers and spectacle wearers. The subjects of the present study were two groups of 90 optometry students at Pacific University. One group of subjects was primary contact lens wearers while the other group was primary spectacle wearers. The personality traits of each subject were assessed using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a self-administered psychometric questionnaire. The results indicated that there were no significant differences in personality traits between the two groups. However, there were some trends which might nave shown significant if a larger number of subjects was used. Although the present study did not find significant differences between contact lens wearers and spectacle wearers, the results could assist practitioners during case presentation of eye wear options.

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Optometry Commons

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