Survey Finds Many Americans Not Visiting Eye Doctors Due To Cost, Lack Of Insurance

WebMD Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (5/19, Hendrick) reported, “A large number of people who have problems with their eyesight don’t visit eye doctors because of the cost or because they don’t have health insurance that covers eye care,” according to the May 20 issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. “In a study involving 11,503 adults aged 40 and over who were considered to have moderate-to-severe visual impairment, 39.8% said they had skipped seeking care in the past year because of costs or lack of insurance.” What’s more, nearly “35% said they didn’t seek eyesight care because they felt they didn’t need it, while 4.5% said they could not get an appointment.”

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