75% of people with poor eyesight "do not visit optician"

75% of people with poor eyesight "do not visit optician"

Three-quarters of people who believe they have poor eyesight do not visit the optician to have their condition checked out, according to a new poll.

A survey carried out by Sight Care found that 75 per cent of people believe they have an issue with their eyesight which requires the attention of a professional but do not visit one, even though they suffer headaches as a result.

According to the poll, 45 per cent of people would avoid wearing spectacles on a date and would instead opt for Contact lenses or no optical aid, while 64 per cent would not wear glasses on a night out.

Furthermore, 30 per cent of people did not know where their nearest practice is, although 44 per cent said that they are happy with the service provided by their local independent optician.

Recently, Drs Troy and Mary Ann Hosey, from Armesto Eye Associates, said that wearing contact lenses requires minimal work in a morning and can easily be factored into a daily routine.

by Adrian Galbreth

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