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Over half of Britons admit to lying to their optometrist

Over half of Britons admit to lying to their optometrist

Posted on 23rd March 2016

With one in ten faking results because they want to wear glasses!

A recent survey has found that over half (54%) of Britons have lied to their optometrist. When it comes to your eyes, examinations are there to help identify issues, many of which can be rectified if identified early enough. And although we’re quite sure none of our patients fall into this category, it is worth reiterating the importance of being open and honest when you visit your optometrist.

 

Nearly half (44%) said they wanted to impress their optician or optometrist, as if poor eyesight is something to be ashamed of. The most worrying statistic was the fifth of respondents who said that they lied about existing eye pain, which can obviously be an indicator of a serious issue affecting your eye health.

 

And serious message aside, we were amused to see that the research by health group Optegra, also found that one in ten faked their results because they wanted prescription glasses! We get this a lot with children, however were surprised that adults were at it too…

 

Make sure you don’t waste an eye examination by trying to fiddle the results or not disclosing information relating to your eyes or general health. And for all you out there who want a shiny new pair of designer glasses but don’t need them…we can easily provide you with glasses with no prescription and promise not to let your secret out 😉


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