Théa survey finds 34% of Brits cannot afford vision correction – Optician – Optician Online

September 26, 2021 by No Comments

Author: Andrew McClean
Published: 24/09/2021
Sarah Farrant
A survey carried out by Théa found 39% of Brits have not been for an eye test in the last two years and 34% avoided it because they could not afford spectacles and contact lenses.
The supplier’s Me, Myself and Eye research surveyed over 2,000 adults via YouGov and has been published during National Eye Health Week (September 20-26).
Respondents said they would only visit an optical practice if there was an issue with their eyes (36%), while 9% said they didn’t like people touching their eyes and 8% said the equipment used made them anxious.
Sarah Farrant, optometrist and part of Théa’s expert in eyes team, said: ‘We rely on our eyes for everyday tasks and we tend to take them for granted. It’s time to think about lifestyle choices and how these can affect our eye health.
‘Our everyday habits such as makeup, screen use, wearing contact lenses and mask wearing can make eye conditions worse. It’s long overdue that people place greater emphasis on looking after their eyes like they do other parts of their body.’
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