Types of vision correction used by children in the U.S. 2012

This statistic depicts the types of vision correction used by children in the United States in 2012. The survey revealed that 11.4 percent of U.S. children under the age of ten use prescription (Rx) eyeglasses.

What types of vision correction does your child(ren) use?*

Under 10 years old10 to 13 years old14 to 17 years old
Rx exeglasses11.4%28.2%30.9%
Rx contact lenses1.5%5.1%14.8%
Protective/sports goggles1.5%2.3%1.9%
Plano (non-Rx) sunglasses2%0.9%1.7%
No vision correction used84.8%67.5%59.6%
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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

all children under the age of 18 living at home with their parent(s)

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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