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Eye exams common among US adults but some disparities persist

June 20, 2019

Bottom Line: A substantial proportion of U.S. adults reported recently having an eye exam in this online survey study that included 2,013 adults ages 50 to 80. About 82% of those surveyed reported an eye exam in the past two years. Reasons for not getting an exam included not having eye problems, cost or lack of insurance. A limitation of the study is that adults with vision impairment may have been less likely to participate because the survey was administered online.

Authors: Joshua R. Ehrlich, M.D., M.P.H., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and coauthors

(doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.1927)

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