Proud, cash-strapped Brits fib their way through eye tests
- More than a quarter of Brits haven’t had an eye test in the last three years
- A fifth have hardly ever been to the opticians
- A quarter of parents have never taken their children for an eye test
- Same number would only take their child if they complained about eye sight
It’s not just dentists that Brits dodge, as a fifth admit they have hardly ever been to the opticians in their lifetime, with a quarter of parents having never taken their children for an eye test, according to a survey out today.
The survey of 1,000 men and women commissioned by supermarket, Asda – to support National Eye Health Awareness Week (22nd -28th September) – revealed the nation’s short-sighted attitudes towards eye health and a lack of awareness of the health conditions an eye test can spot.
According to the poll, the majority of British adults aren’t going for routine eye tests biennially, as recommended, and a quarter of parents are relying on schools to monitor their children’s eye health.Read more