Misconceptions still surround eye health, according to American Optometric Association
Bad habits are hard to break when it comes to eye health. A new survey from the American Optometric Association (AOA) shows that Americans are continuing to practice poor eye care – despite the fact that they view their eyesight as their most valued sense.
According to the AOA's 2007 American Eye-Q® survey, almost half of respondents indicated eyesight as the sense they most worry about losing, yet admitted to knowingly engaging in behaviors that could be harmful to their eyes and vision, including poor contact-lens hygiene and avoiding eye exams. The annual American Eye-Q® survey identifies attitudes and behaviors of Americans regarding eye care and related issues.