When it comes to how people view eye care services, there are a lot of misconceptions about how many services are available in the United States, according to a new report.
The report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit health research group, was released on Tuesday, and the survey included responses from more than 3,000 people who work in the U.S. market.
While more than 80 percent of respondents said they regularly use eye care care services for their eye care needs, only 9 percent said they do so “every day,” the study said.
The vast majority, 79 percent, said they visit the doctor or see a optometrist once a month.
The other 1 percent said eye care is an occasional thing.
Most respondents, however, said eye health care is a major focus of their life, with 85 percent of those surveyed saying they feel the need for eye care a lot, the study found.
The survey also found that a large majority of those who say they regularly visit the eye care provider also said they see a doctor about once a week or less.
In a survey of nearly 9,000 health care workers in 2017, 77 percent said their primary health care provider was their doctor, while 17 percent said the same of their family doctor.
Nearly a third said they saw their primary care provider less than once a year.
While a majority of respondents say they see an optometologist once a season or less, that number dropped to 14 percent in the survey, while 18 percent said a family doctor visits the eye doctor more than once every year.
The researchers said the survey showed that Americans are increasingly using eye care for a variety of health conditions.
The survey also showed that a majority, 53 percent, of those responding said they go to a doctor or a hospital to get eye care when they are not in a good health.
The Kaiser Family Report is available at http://bit.ly/1Dgq4VX.