According to a recent study done by Johnson & Johnson, a majority of adults worldwide do not follow thru on critical yearly eye exams (with only 46% saying they get a yearly eye). All of this flies in the face of a general acknowledgement (80% of respondents) that eye exams are critical for one's health and well being.
These contradictory numbers could be due to a number of things. One reason could be a misunderstanding of how one can take care of their vision:
47% believed they could prevent their eyesight from deteriorating
46% said that vision loss is a part of aging and they have no control over it
39% of adults didn't recognize that it can impact learning and comprehension or is critical for healthy development in children (25%).
During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, eye exams are a safe and important part of one's yearly health routine. Disease such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and heart disease can be diagnoses and monitored thru a yearly eye exam.
For children, an eye exam can mean the difference between reaching their academic milestones or falling further behind. With so many school-age children going online, the stress on their vision is being compounded by hours of computer usage.
Make sure you and your family have the best vision here.