Reason of purchasing eyeglasses for children in the U.S. 2012

This statistic depicts the reason for purchasing eyeglasses for children in the United States in 2012. The survey revealed that 7.5 percent of parents purchased the most recent pair of eyeglasses their children have because they wanted a spare pair.

Why did you purchase the most recent pair of eyeglasses for one of your children?*

Reason for purchaseA child age 14 to 17A child under age 10
Rx change (existing wearer)4732.9
New Rx (first time wearer)20.930.9
Previous pair was damaged24.422.5
Lost previous pair6.17.6
Wanted a spare pair7.55.3
Did not like style/look7.34.8
Wanted to use insurance3.82
Other/don't know7.510.4
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Source

Release date

August 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 2012

Number of respondents

2,932 respondents

Special properties

parents with children that currently wear Rx eyeglasses

Supplementary notes

* Parents indicated that they had a total of 4,961 children under the age of 18 currently living at home.

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