PERCEPTIONS ABOUT SPECTACLE USE AMONG ORANG ASLI POPULATION IN KUANTAN, PAHANG: A GROUNDED THEORY ANALYSIS
Aims: To investigate the perceptions of Orang Asli adults in Kuantan, Pahang about spectacle use.
Methodology: Twenty-two participants were interviewed among Orang Asli population in Kuantan, using semi-structured in-depth interview method. The interview covered the demographic parameters, perceptions, beliefs, behaviors and practices on the use of spectacles.
Result: The findings provide a general insight about Orang Asli’s perception of spectacle use which were divided into 3 categories: the current belief of Orang Asli about spectacle use, the reason of spectacle use and the benefit of spectacle use.
Conclusion: The study result suggest that some population of Orang Asli are still lacking of knowledge and have misconceptions about spectacle use.
Keywords: Orang Asli, spectacle use, refractive error, glasses, eye-wear