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Half of U.S. Parents Skip Back-To-School Eye Exams for Their Children, Survey Finds

By Staff
Friday, August 11, 2017 4:56 PM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—A new survey by VSP Vision Care and You.gov finds that just over one-half (50.1 percent) of parents in the U.S. overlook a back-to-school eye exam for their school-age children.

Although three in four respondents (76 percent) said sight is the most important sense, the findings from the “How Parents ‘See’ Eye Health” survey revealed that often parents’ attitudes don’t match their actions for themselves and their children. There were more than 1,000 parents queried in the online survey fielded June 16 to 23.

Additionally, although 80 percent of parents say they believe back-to-school eye exams are important for their children, only 50 percent of dads and 60 percent of moms take their children for an eye exam, as noted in the infographic below from the survey.

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